Hospital answers request for blood pressure, glucose monitoring meters


Jegan (seated left) receiving tips from Wong while Tan (standing right) and Low look on during the visit to Jegan’s house in Taman Permai, Seremban.

THE Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh (PHAK) team visited part-time security guard M Jegan in Seremban to give tips on managing diabetes.

Senior PHAK diabetes nurse Wong Soh San shared valuable tips and guided Jegan, 60, on how to use the blood pressure and glucose monitoring devices.

The devices, provided free by PHAK, was delivered to Jegan’s home in Taman Permai, Seremban.

PHAK chief executive officer Tan Yew Aik and Melaka health and anti-drugs committee chairman Low Chee Leong were also present.

The hospital also provided nutrition packs to Jegan.

Jegan said he was touched by PHAK’s gesture in visiting him.

“In 1994, I took an elderly man who was suffering from acute diabetes to get help from then Seremban MP Datuk Hon Choon Kim and probably the ‘good karma’ has helped me get this unexpected help, ” he said.

Jegan suffers from acute diabetes and high blood pressure and is required by doctors to check his glucose and blood pressure daily.

His three children are also not doing well and live outstation.

Jegan, a retiree, said he tried to get help from Low and received a favourable response in a matter of days.

In his message to Low on Nov 1, Jegan appealed for blood pressure and glucose monitoring meters.

“I don’t have many more years to live and I came across an article about you in the newspaper and I got your number from the Internet.

“I know I am from Seremban but if it is not wrong, can I ask you for help?” read the message.

Low forwarded the message to PHAK before the hospital helped him by sending the devices to Jegan’s home.

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