Hospital fetes national ice skating team

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 14 Dec 2019

MISF enjoying the luncheon hosted by Sri Kota to celebrate their success in the SEA Games.

SRI Kota Specialist Media Centre feted the Malaysia Ice Skating Federation (MISF) with a luncheon in conjunction with the team’s outstanding accomplishment at the SEA Games in Manila.

Julian Yee retained his men’s figure skating gold medal and the quartet of Kynie Chan, Ashley Chin, Anja Chong and Dione Tan bagged the gold medal in the women’s 3,000m short track speed relay.

Dione won the silver medal while Chong won bronze in the women’s 500m short track speed. Dione also won bronze in the women’s 1,000m short track speed.

With most Malaysians being less aware about ice skating sports resulting in our ice skating athletes having limited locations, facilities and resources for practice to train and excel, Sri Kota took the initiative to contribute and support the MISF athletes.

Sri Kota hospital director Tan Suet Guan said, “We congratulate the MISF team and all Malaysian athletes for their well-deserved success in Manila. Thank you for inspiring and motivating all Malaysians to strive towards excellence.

“The contribution of RM50,000 to the MISF athletes is part of Sri Kota’s effort to not only celebrate their stellar achievement and impressive performance but to promote the uptake of sport and physical activities particularly with Malaysian youths.”

Suet Guan said Sri Kota strongly believed in supporting sport and physical activities, particularly with the Malaysian youth, in view of scientific evidence which show the major beneficial effects of physical activity and sports on health.

“These activities reduce the risk of chronic diseases which are prevalent among Malaysians including cardiovascular disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cancer.

“Physical activity improves musculoskeletal health and psychological well-being,” she added at the event held at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

As part of its 20th anniversary, Sri Kota continues to serve the Klang community by organising initiatives towards educating 1,065 pre-school students from 15 pre-schools in Klang on the importance of proper hygiene.

The hospital also located its pioneer babies who were delivered 20 years ago at Sri Kota.

Three of them were each awarded with a RM10,000 scholarship to support their tertiary education.

In line with Sri Kota’s newly upgraded cancer centre and its initiative to support and aid cancer patients, the hospital presented Hospice Klang and the National Cancer Society of Malaysia with a contribution of RM5,000 each in recognition of their efforts in providing the best possible care and support for those who are affected by cancer.

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