Volunteers help make medical camp a success

Visitors getting their blood pressure checked by nurses during the Rotary Medical Camp at SJK(C) Chee Wen USJ 1, Subang Jaya.

ABOUT 500 people attended Bandar Sunway Rotary Club’s annual medical camp held at SJK(C) Chee Wen in USJ 1, Subang Jaya.

“We organised the camp to help the needy identify their health status,” said Sunway Rotary Medical Camp organising chairman Dr Raj Kumar.

A total of 150 volunteers comprising Bandar Sunway Rotary Club members, Sunway University rotaractors, SMK Bandar Sunway interactors, doctors, opticians, nurses, nutritionists, audiologist, certified prosthetist & orthotist and Zone 3 Subang Jaya residents committee members took part.

“This medical camp is the starting point to help the public identify any health concerns, especially those 35 years and above,” said Bandar Sunway Rotary Club president Christopher Jude Anthony.

Among the organisations that took part were the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity, Federal Territory Malaysian Medical Association, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang and the International Medical College.

The medical camp offered health screening for non-communicable diseases, clinical breast examination, dental screening and clinical oral cancer screening, body fat measurement and nutritional advice, optometry and spectacles’ prescriptions, fundoscopy and detection of retinal disease, blood donation, treatment of common conditions by general practitioners as well as services by Leg for Legless which offers lower limb prostheses.

Needy children who needed prescription lenses them were also given free spectacles.

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