PKFZ steps forward to help UTAR donation drive with gift of hospital beds


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) has stepped forward in support of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman's (UTAR) donation drive by donating electrical hospital beds for the university's hospital.

PKFZ chairman Datuk Lawrence Low said the donation of five hospital beds worth RM25,000 was in line with PKFZ's concept of giving back to the community.

"I believe healthcare is a talking point in all developing countries but PKFZ hopes that with our humble contribution, we can facilitate UTAR Hospital’s endeavour.

"This does not only allow them to widen their mission but it also gives PKFZ the opportunity to prove how organisations can work together to create a better community.

"Whether the interest is in youth, health, education, or housing services, participation in the UTAR Donation Drive supports creating a better community for all of us," he said during his speech at the handing-over ceremony held at the UTAR Hospital traditional and complementary medicine centre in Kampar, Perak on Tuesday (April 26).

Low said apart from PKFZ’s aspirations to achieve the highest standards of safety and quality in cargo handling by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and systems, PKFZ also aspires to give back to the community.

"We aspire to do so, by helping those in need and by providing our support to prestigious efforts like the UTAR donation drive.

"PKFZ is truly inspired by the objectives and aspirations that UTAR Hospital holds - which is to serve the community by providing quality affordable medical and health services.

"We are honoured to be part of the UTAR donation drive by donating five electric hospital beds," he said.

Low then thanked UTAR president Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat for the opportunity to donate towards their hospital.

"I congratulate them on their donation drive, which has given many organisations the opportunity to be part of their esteemed ambition," he said.

Also present during the handing-over ceremony was PKFZ chief executive officer Loh Chee Can, PKFZ directors Datuk Leong Kok Wee and Tee Hooi Ling, among others.

UTAR Hospital set up by the university as its own not-for-profit teaching and community will have a medical centre, a traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) centre and staff residential quarters.

Construction of the new hospital began in 2018 on a 6.07ha plot and it is estimated to cost RM330mil.

It was reported that the UTAR Hospital T&CM Centre started operations earlier this month.

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