PETALING JAYA: A total of RM318,800 in funds were successfully raised by the Petaling Jaya Cafe and Catering Traders Association for the construction of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Hospital , says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The MCA president also congratulated the association for being able to collect the funds through charity drives.
"Thank you and well done to the association for successfully raising funds for the construction of UTAR Hospital amounting to RM318,800.
"The donations were handed over to me at the MCA president’s office in Kuala Lumpur today," he said on Facebook (Nov 29).
Dr Wee added that the hospital would benefit the community regardless of religion, race and background when it is completed.
Construction of the hospital began in 2018 on a 6.07ha of land in Kampar, Perak.
It was reported that the hospital project cost RM330mil, with RM260mil raised as of October.
It will include facilities for out-patient and in-patient treatment, diagnostics and treatment, medical and non-medical support, research and education, as well as staff, student and administrative centres.
The hospital’s Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) centre began operating in April, while the western medical centre is expected to be opened early next year.