Bringing services to the needy


  • Metro News
  • Friday, 20 Dec 2019

Kasthuriraani (brown striped blouse) speaking to participants of the Wellness Day organised by Perumahan TNB Prai Neighbourhood Watch Committee. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

THE Wellness Day organised by Perumahan TNB Prai Neighbourhood Watch Committee (KRT) offered access to the services of various departments as well as healthcare insight.

The half-day event in Penang featured more than 25 booths set up by private colleges, healthcare groups, the National Arthritis Foundation and Seberang Prai City Council.

A blood donation drive by the Seberang Jaya Hospital was also held.

Businessman Jerad Augustinus, 53, said he had been visiting the fair with his family every year.

“There is always something new to learn, ” he said when met at the fair held at Perumahan TNB Prai in Jalan Baru.

“Today, I had my spine checked and found out that my spine is okay and does not have damage or flexibility issues.”

Jerad having his spine checked at the Wellness Day.Jerad having his spine checked at the Wellness Day.

KRT chairman Fadhil Stephen Abdullah said the yearly event had been organised since 2002.

“Our aim is to provide a chance for the B40 group to mingle and learn more about the available medical advancements, promotions and other opportunities.

“The event is open to everyone and we encourage the public to join us.

“The KRT is under the National Unity Department and with its support, we managed to hold events yearly, ” he said.

Batu Kawan MP Kasthuriraani Patto said such events benefitted the public.

“This event is a one-stop centre for many who may find it difficult to visit some of the participating organisations. I hope other KRTs will emulate this initiative, ” she said.

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