Malaysian hospital museum to become a tourist attraction

SIBU - Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum, which is the only one of its kind in Malaysia, could be promoted as a tourist attraction.

Chairman of Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum Association, Sibu, Temengong Vincent Lau Lee Ming said the promotion would complement other tourism attractions in Sibu.

Speaking to reporters at the museum after receiving RM5,000 in MRP (Minor Rural Project) funds from Nangka assemblyman Dr Annuar Rapa’ee yesterday, he said the display of medical equipment used in the early days at the museum was informative.

He called on other hospitals to donate their old and obsolete medical equipment to the museum.

Lau said Dr Annuar, who is also the association’s advisor, has served in LKH Hospital.

Dr Annuar revealed that both his parents had also served in the hospital in the 1960s and 1970s. His mother worked as a senior assistant nurse until her retirement and his father at its pharmacy.

“I will make it a point to contribute yearly for the upkeep of the museum. The display of old medical equipment used in the early days which involved an evolution in medical history underlined the difficult time undergone by the medical profession.”

Such museums are an eye-opener to youths in the medical profession, he added.

The museum’s manager John Ting said the museum, jointly run by the association, Sarawak Health Department and Sibu Municipal Council, operates from 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. It opens to the public on a Monday if it happens to be a public holiday.

For further information, the museum’s website is www.lkhhmm.org

Source: Phillips News Center

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