Medical centre and club ink deal for diabetes prevention

Mahkota Medical Centre representatives and Lion Clubs leaders from Melaka after the MOU signing ceremony.

MAHKOTA Medical Centre (MMC) is serious in its plan to create awareness of diabetes by working with non-governmental organisations (NGO).

To achieve positive results, the medical centre signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 14 Lions Clubs in Melaka.

The aim is to strengthen ties between the two organisations.

The agreement, intended to raise diabetes awareness and deliver quality healthcare to the grassroots, is in line with Lions’ Club health programmes that focus on diabetes.

Present to witness the signing of the MOU was Lions Club of Melaka Raya president Bock Thay Choong.

MMC chief executive Stanley Lam said the collaboration was in line with the hospital’s community pledge of “Together, Building a Healthier Society” to fight diabetes.

In conjunction with the signing, two health talks titled “Diabetes Tips” and “Diabetic Eye Disease” were presented by MMC Gastroenterology and Hepatology consultant Dr T. Ruben and Ophthalmology (Retinal Services) consultant Dr Sendhil Kumar Somasundaram, respectively.

The collaboration marks the start of more joint events with the Lions Club in the prevention of diabetes.

MMC is one of the private hospitals in Melaka with a Diabetes Centre which was established in 2012 and officially launched in 2015.

The centre is set up with the objective to educate the public on the basic knowledge of diabetes, early detection and ways to reduce the risk of complications.

It also serves as an avenue for multidisciplinary consultants to refer their patients for diabetes care counselling and health education.

MMC also provides home wound dressing in addition to the more than 1,000 cases that are handled at the Diabetes Centre every year.

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