Firms donate dialysis machines to hospital


MALACCA: Efforts to provide subsidised haemodialysis treatment for the less fortunate at Putra Specialist Hospital’s (PSH) Haemodialysis Welfare Association received a boost with the contribution of two machines by Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd and Voon Radio Service recently.

Malacca Governor Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob presented the machines to PSH chief executive officer Radhuana Salleh at a brief ceremony.

Those present included state Women Affairs, Family Development and Health Committee chairman Norpipah Abdol.

Norpipah said the centre had 100 regular patients, including 40 who were underprivileged, under the association’s supervision.

“With subsidies from the association, the underprivileged patients pay only RM60 for each dialysis treatment instead of the usual RM160,” she said in her speech on behalf of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

To accommodate the increasing number of patients, she said the centre operated two sessions per day between 7am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday at the state-owned hospital.

She said the association was willing to provide subsidised treatment for the less fortunate who made applications at PSH.

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