HULU Selangor parliamentary constituency needs another government hospital to benefit more people in the large district.
Perikatan Nasional candidate for Hulu Selangor Mohd Hasnizan Harun, 52, said the only other public hospital was located in Kuala Kubu Baru, which was far for some residents to travel to.
The local folk, he said, suggested for the hospital to be built either in Bukit Sentosa or Batang Kali.
He added that the only other health facility in the constituency was a government clinic in Serendah.
The father of five said he would also push for the government to upgrade the main road from Rawang to Hulu Bernam into a dual carriageway if he was elected in the 15th General Election.
Mohd Hasnizan, from PAS, said as a resident of Bukit Beruntung who understood the problems of Hulu Selangor folk, he was the right person to represent them.
“I served as councillor for Hulu Selangor District Council from 2015 to 2018 and as a local, I am familiar with the issues faced by the people here,” he added.
Mohd Hasnizan said the roads in the constituency were narrow and not well-lit, and should be upgraded to ease traffic congestion.
“There is also a need for public and private universities in Hulu Selangor with its growing population, which is currently around 250,000 people.”
He said residents would be able to cut expenses if their children were able to pursue tertiary studies closer to home instead of going to big cities.
“Most of the people here are from the low-income group and cannot afford to send their children outstation to study,” said Mohd Hasnizan, who is a factory manager.
He was seen greeting residents of Tasik Widuri in Bukit Beruntung when met while on his campaign rounds.
Other candidates for the Hulu Selangor seat are Datuk T. Mohan (BN-MIC), Dr Sathia Prakash (PH-PKR), Harumaini Omar (Pejuang), Haniza Talha (Parti Bangsa Malaysia) and Azlinda Baroni (Independent).