RM330mil target for UTAR teaching hospital

(From right) Tee and Tan collecting donations for the hospital. With them at Choon Guan coffeeshop are real estate agents Tui Ching Siong and Jason Liaw Kian Sheng. – KK SHAM/The Star

THE MCA is running a fundraising campaign until Sept 30 for the Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) Hospital in Kampar, Perak.

The hospital needs intensive care and cardiac care units as well as a rehabilitation centre.

It is also needs 23 dialysis machines, three ultrasound machines and a digital X-ray machine.

MCA targets a collection of RM330mil, with a RM650,000 target from its MCA Klang division alone.

To meet the target, MCA launched the “Golden Brick” campaign where RM20 coupons will be sold to raise funds for the hospital.

Klang MCA Youth chief Datuk BK Tan and Klang Wanita MCA chief Tee Hooi Ling, who is also Selangor Wanita MCA chief, went around the Choon Guan coffeeshop and Pandamaran market in Klang on June 24, to sell the coupons and collect donations.

The MCA fundraising committee has been working over the past two years to raise funds for the hospital but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it could not carry out any official campaign.

UTAR Hospital aims to offer high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services in both Western and alternative medicine, which comprises Chinese, ayurvedic and traditional Malay medicine.

Clinical training will also be provided for Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and health science students in the hospital.

MCA intends to aid the hospital in offering students more educational opportunities and better facilities for patients.

“The fees charged by UTAR Hospital are comparatively lower than private hospitals,” said Tee.

To donate, visit https://hospital.utar.edu.my/introduction-utar-hospital.php or transfer funds to Public Bank account number 3171115615 under the name UTAR education foundation.

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