Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal has said that Health facilities in Sabah can be managed well with the cooperation of the state and federal governments.
With the presence of the Health Ministry at the state level, the state government can monitor projects for the development of health facilities, he said.
“The collaboration between the federal and state government must be well well-coordinated. We must undertake whatever opportunities there are,” he told reporters after receiving a courtesy visit from Federal Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad at Sri Gaya, the official residence of the Sabah Chief Minister.
Mohd Shafie was informed, in the meeting with Dr Dzulkefly, that in terms of good health facilities and education, Sabah was behind the other states.
Sabah Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wong Tien Fatt was also present at the meeting.
With regards to the announcement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the Pakatan Harapan government would restore Sabah and Sarawak's status as equal partners, Mohd Shafie said this must be realised and he then reiterated the state government's demand for 20 per cent oil royalty.
This 20 per cent would make more than four million people in both states happy, he said.