Friendly visit: (from right) SP Setia Foundation chief executive officer Captain (Ret.) Datuk Liew Siong Sing, Dr.Eu, Lee and trustee Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad looking at one of the new haemodialysis machines being used to treat one of EDC’s patients
EAGLES Dialysis Centre (EDC) in Taman Perindustrian UEP received two new haemodialysis machines worth a total of RM83,000 from SP Setia Foundation on Thursday.
The donation ceremony was marked by the tagging of both machines, already placed in EDC’s haemodialysis space, by the foundation’s chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, together with trustee members and EDC’s director Dr Eu Hong Seng.
EDC, which began operations in March last year, is currently the first and only charity-based dialysis centre in Subang Jaya, and with the two new additions, it now has 11 haemodialysis machines to treat its patients.
“Currently we have over 25 patients who come regularly for the four-times a week dialysis sessions with us, although the numbers are a little fluid,” said Dr Eu.
The centre was designed for and is able to accommodate up to 29 machines if the need arises, he added.
Lee praised the centre’s efforts, saying that such non-profit dialysis centres were much-needed in the face of the increasing rate of kidney failure cases among Malaysians.
“EDC’s haemodialysis sessions cost only RM110 compared to RM300 or RM350 per session in private centres, this is crucial in providing affordable treatment for underprivileged patients in Subang Jaya,” said Lee.
He added that while kidney failure could be treated, prevention was still the better route, and asked that Malaysians eat moderately and exercise regularly.
“Making health a priority and conducting regular medical checkups can help arrest your situation from deteriorating,” he advised.