Better treatment for kidney failure patients


  • Community
  • Friday, 21 Aug 2015

For a good cause: Liow (left) handing over a haemodialysis machine to Health Ministry Medical Development Division deputy director Datin Dr Nor Akhma Yusof.

AS PART of its community outreach efforts, the Transport Ministry (MOT) contributed 10 haemodialysis machines to government hospitals and clinics nationwide.

The handover ceremony was held in conjunction with the ministry’s 1MOT monthly gathering.

The ceremony was officiated by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Also present were his deputy Datuk Ab. Aziz Kaprawi, ministry secretary-general Datuk Dr Ismail Bakar and representatives from the Health Ministry, contributing ministry stakeholders and recipient hospitals.

The much-needed haemodialysis machines worth a total of RM497,500 were donated to the Bentong Hospital, Klinik Felda Chemomoi and the Mawar Haemodialysis Centres in Yong Peng and Gemas.

Speaking at the presentation, Liow said, “Today’s effort is in line with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s 2015 Budget announcement where the Government pledged to replace 635 units of haemodialysis machines in government hospitals and clinics.

“We are proud to be the first ministry to heed the Prime Minister’s call.

“This is part of an ongoing collaborative initiative together with our stakeholders to improve the quality of life of fellow Malaysians.”

Those who contributed the machines were commended with certificates of appreciation.

They included the Port Authorities of Bintulu, Kuantan, Johor and Klang, Northport Malaysia Bhd, Penang Port Commission (Teluk Ewa and the headquarters), Minsar Engineering Consult, Jabsar Sdn Bhd, Epsilon Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd, Konsortium Kinta Samudera-Emenea-Techart, Pengkalan Bekalan Kemaman and KL Consult.

“It is heartening to see so many entities coming forward to enrich the lives of those in need, through this programme.

“It is my hope that this will serve as an inspiration for others to follow suit,” added Liow.

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