PETALING JAYA: A new non-profit organisation is striving to make alternative treatment available to those who cannot afford it.
The Compassionate Care Foundation was set up last year by Daena Chan and Jayse Ong, who felt that such treatments should not be denied to the poor or underprivileged.
“We feel that the gift of health is something that everyone deserves, regardless of their socio-economic status,” said Chan during an interview at the foundation’s headquarters in Menara TH Uptown.
The foundation offers molecular hydrogen therapy directed at certain parts of the body, which is then followed by a massage on vital pressure points.
The treatment, she said, works well as an alternative therapy for those suffering from chronic pain such as continuous backache.
“Chronic pain could be one of the causes of unemployment, as some are unable to work.
“So we see this as a way to help them regain their health and resume work,” she said.
So far, the foundation has offered the treatment to more than 20 people around the Klang Valley.
“It started when the company, which offered the therapy, recommended some patients who could not afford the treatment sessions.
“We then decided to give them the treatment for free,” she said, adding that the foundation also visited welfare homes for the elderly to identify those who could benefit from it.
Chan said those who are unable to afford it were also welcomed to apply for free treatment as long as they met the criteria set by the foundation.
“These patients should come from households earning less than RM2,500 per month or are unemployed due to their illness,” she said.
Chan hoped the foundation would be able to grow in the future and provide treatment to more people.
“We look forward to working with corporations or individuals who want to donate to this cause,” she said.