Hospital distributes aid to 48 families in Kota Tinggi

Hospital employees giving the items to the flood victims at the SJKC Yok Poon temporary flood relief centre in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi.

Columbia Asia Hospital Tebrau in Johor Baru has donated essential items to 153 victims from 48 families affected by the recent floods in Kota Tinggi.

The hospital’s regional manager Rahani Yaacob said items such as rice, cooking oil, noodles, canned food as well as toiletries, pillows and clothing were distributed to those seeking shelter at SJKC Yok Poon and SK Sungai Renggit flood relief centres in Pengerang.

“Aside from donating to victims at the flood relief centres, the hospital also distributed aid to five of our employees who suffered personal losses during the floods, ” she said in a press release.

She highlighted that the money for the items was raised by the hospital’s sports and recreation club, which initiated a flood relief donation drive from Jan 8 to 11 to assist those affected by the floods.

“Many doctors, heads of department and employees came forward to support this initiative.

“We managed to collect a good amount of donations and we were glad to be able to contribute and alleviate the victims’ burden, ” she said.

Rahani also thanked the contributors for their kindness and generosity as well as willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need.

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