DOCTORS in Malaysia will celebrate the third Doctors’ Day in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 10.
Themed “A Day of a Thousand Smiles”, the event will see more than 100 orphans from the Klang Valley being treated to a special programme on Sunday at 10am.
It will include a mini fashion show put up by the doctors, magic show, book donation drive, various games as well as presentation of goodies.
In addition, June Yap, who was recently crowned Mrs Borneo World 2015/16, and TV personality Adi Afendi have also volunteered their time and effort to the charity event.
The event is co-organised by the Private Medical Practitioners’ Association Selangor/Kuala Lumpur and will be held at the Medical Academies of Malaysia Building in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
All are invited to participate in the concurrent blood and organ donation event.
A public talk on “Party drugs and partying without drugs” will be presented by Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur Addiction Therapist Chris Sekar.
FPMPAM/CARE, an outreach programme established by the Federation of Private Medical Practitioners’ Association Malaysia (FPMPAM) and St John’s Ambulance Malaysia, will also conduct training on CPR and other basic life-saving techniques.
Doctors’ Day in Malaysia was first introduced in 2014 by FPMPAM to help enhance doctor-patient relationship.
The FPMPAM hosted Doctors’ Day celebrations in Ipoh in 2014 and in Penang last year.
Besides the celebration in Kuala Lumpur this year, private doctors’ organisations in Perak, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak will also organise events in conjunction with Doctors’ Day.
FPMPAM president Dr Steven Chow said this year was special as other state societies across Malaysia would be holding their own events.
“We fully support the initiatives taken by our sister societies to dedicate this day for doctors to get together for the betterment of patient care.
“October 10th (10-10) was chosen as Doctors’ Day to emphasise the importance of full commitment and professionalism in medical care for our patients,” he said.
For details, visit www.fpmpam.org or https://www.facebook.com/fpmpam/