Hospital treats frontliners, gives essentials to charity homes

(From left) Loh with Penang Hospital’s Dr Chow Ting Soo and Dr Wong Peng Shyan, Gleneagles’ senior dietitian Lim Wern Ying and public relations and marketing senior manager Foo Ai Leen at the handover of packaged meals and yee sang to frontliners.

CHINESE New Year is a time to give and receive blessings, to share in happiness, and to prevail in kindness.

Honouring this festive season, Gleneagles Hospital Penang distributed nasi lemak and sets of yee sang to frontliners stationed at Penang Hospital.

The meals were prepared by the Gleneagles’ Dietetics and Food Service team and distributed by the hospital’s chief executive officer Ivan Loh.

The seventh day of the Lunar New Year was chosen for this event to commemorate ‘humanity’s birthday’, and as a sign of gratitude for the frontliners’ dedication and sacrifice.

To celebrate this day, also known as ‘Ren Ri’, the Chinese typically enjoy a special dish consisting of seven symbolic delicacies known as yee sang.

According to Chinese belief, Ren Ri was the day human beings were created.Besides the lunch treat for

the frontliners, close to 1,200 employees at Gleneagles Hospital Penang passed the hat around to raise funds to buy essentials for residents at Silver Jubilee Home for The Aged and children at House of Hope.

The residents from both homes received contributions consisting of medical supplies, daily needs and school supplies such as stationery and study materials.

“The contribution will hopefully bring smiles to the residents through this trying time.

“Even though we are still in the movement control order period, we strongly believe in helping the community, ” said Loh.To know more about the latest updates and activities, visit

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