Plan to turn over vacant building to cancer society

Syed Shaharuddin giving a Ramadan food pack to a cancer survivor. With them is Zuraini. — Bernama

THE Kedah government is considering turning one of its unoccupied premises into a community centre for Cancer Survivor Malaysia (CSM), a non-governmental organisation helping cancer patients in the state.

Kedah deputy state secretary Datuk Syed Shaharuddin Syed Abdullah said three places had been identified.

They are in Alor Mengkudu, Kuala Kedah and an area close to the state’s administration centre at Wisma Darul Aman in Alor Setar.

He said the state had many unoccupied government quarters that could be used by CSM to operate more efficiently and comfortably to help cancer patients and their families.

“We need to fix up the places first before they can be used, ” he told reporters after presenting Ramadan packs consisting of food items to more than 100 cancer survivors and their families in Alor Setar.

Meanwhile, CSM chairman Zuraini Kamal said she was grateful for the state government’s concern and readiness to consider providing a community centre to further facilitate the society’s activities.

She added that the centre could be a suitable place for cancer patients to go to when they need help.

CSM was established in 2012 and has a total of 27,000 members nationwide. — Bernama

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