Over RM27,000 donated for UTAR’s hospital project

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

Prof Ewe (front row, fourth from left) together with other academics and staff of UTAR after receiving the mock cheques for the hospital project.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s (UTAR) Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS) has donated RM22,800 for UTAR’s hospital project.

Besides that, UTAR’s Soft Skills Competency Department (DSSC) also donated RM4,817.05 towards the initiative.

Representing CFS in presenting a mock cheque to UTAR was its director Tan Lee Siew, while Student Development and Alumni Relations vice-president Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong and its head Hee Chwen Yee represented DSSC.

UTAR president Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat received the cheque on the university’s behalf.

Tan said CFS was honoured to be part of the project and give back to the community.

“This is not possible without the cooperation and hard work of staff and students.

“The amount was raised through various fundraising activities carried out throughout the year by lecturers, staff and students of CFS, ” she added.

Prof Choong said the funds were collected through various activities jointly conducted by DSSC.

He acknowledged the effort of staff and students who demonstrated their interest and passion in supporting the project.

Thanking CFS and DSSC for their efforts in raising funds for UTAR, Prof Ewe said the project was UTAR’s continuous effort in contributing to the community’s well-being.“The self-sustaining and not-for-profit hospital will provide affordable medical services to meet the needs of the community.

“It is heartening to have a team of academics and staff who share the same goal of the university in giving back to society, ” he added.

Located within UTAR’s Kampar campus, the hospital will house 500 beds for Western medicine and 100 beds for traditional and complementary medicine.

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

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