PKFZ donates five special beds to UTAR Hospital


Over to you: Low (fourth from right) handing over one of the beds. With him are (from left) AGM customer relation management and PKFZ liaison Zalina Mat Nasir, Loh, Tee, UTAR president Prof Ewe Hong Tat, Leong and UTAR vice-president Prof Choong Chee Keong.

KUALA LUMPUR: Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) has stepped forward to support Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman’s (UTAR) donation drive by gifting electric 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 philosophy 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 creates a better community for all of us,” he said during his speech at the handover ceremony at the UTAR Hospital traditional and complementary medicine centre in Kampar, Perak, on Tuesday.

Low said PKFZ not only aspired to achieve the highest standards of safety and quality in cargo handling by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure and systems, but also to give back to the community.

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

“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.”

Low thanked UTAR president Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat for the opportunity to donate towards its 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 ceremony was PKFZ chief executive officer Loh Chee Can and directors Datuk Leong Kok Wee and Tee Hooi Ling, among others.

UTAR Hospital was set up by the university as its own not-for-profit teaching hospital and 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.

The UTAR Hospital T&CM Centre began operations earlier this month.

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