Family gives RM150,000 for hospital project


  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

Prof Chuah (fourth from right) receiving the donation from Goh Kim Whuat (in dark batik shirt) for the UTAR hospital project as other Goh family members and UTAR’s representatives look on.

UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman’s (UTAR) Hospital project received a donation of RM150,000 from a philanthropic family.Representing the university was its president Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik, who received the donation from Goh Kim Whuat and his wife Wang Pok Lan.

Other family members present were sons Chin Choon and Chin Lee, daughter-in-law Toh Sooi Wah as well as grandchildren.

Thanking the Goh family for their generosity, Prof Chuah said that once the project was completed, the hospital would offer both western, traditional and complementary medicine services.

He said the initial phase of the hospital would see 250 beds for western medicine and 100 beds for traditional and complementary medicine.

Chin Choon said he learned about UTAR’s intentions to build a not-for-profit hospital during a meet-up with a former coursemate last year.

According to him, the Goh family has a tradition of giving back to society every year.

“Through the involvement and support of my parents and siblings, the Goh family has donated dialysis machines to the Pahang Buddhist Association and made contributions to other educational projects.

“We are very thankful to the university for giving us the opportunity to contribute to such a noble cause.“Just as the building of this hospital is a beacon of hope for

the underprivileged, it is also a cradle for budding medical professionals and specialists who have the community’s welfare at heart, ” he added.

Located within the Kampar campus, the hospital will eventually house 500 beds for western medicine and 100 beds for traditional and complementary medicine.

The first phase is scheduled to be completed by December 2021 and will be fully operational by 2022 in conjunction with UTAR’s 20th anniversary.

Donations for the construction of the hospital are welcome.

For details, visit portal.utar.edu.my/uef/contribution/online_contribution_form.jsp

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