Caring for flood victims


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  • Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015

Team effort: Asmadi (centre, in red and yellow T-shirt) and the hospital’s team of volunteers before going to the relief centre in Pasir Salak.

INSTEAD of resting at home and celebrating the New Year holiday with their families, volunteers from KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital came together to help flood victims in Kampung Gajah housed at the MRSM Pasir Salak flood relief centre.

Medical officers and consultant specialists provided medical check-ups and prescribed medication as well as supplements to almost 1,000 evacuees during their visit.

Up close: A young flood victim receiving medical attention.
Up close: A young flood victim receiving medical attention.

Other volunteers from non-nursing and nursing departments of the hospital gave out medication, food and other items sponsored by the hospital to the victims.

They also organised a simple colouring activity for the children to help cheer them up.

Keeping check: Volunteers dispensing medicine to flood victims during their visit.
Keeping check: Volunteers dispensing medicine to flood victims during their visit.

Chief executive officer Asmadi Mohd Bakri said the visit to the flood relief centre was the hospital’s first corporate social responsibility outreach project for the year.

“We are looking forward to taking part in a recovery phase project soon,” he said.

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