Caring for one heart to another through free heart treatments

(Standing left) Datuk Dr Tamil Selvan looked at the labeling of the coronary balloon device shown by the staff nurse to ensure the right type and size of the balloon is being used on the patient.

KUALA LUMPUR: Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) commemorated its fifth anniversary this year with its annual Charity Day.

This time, it was held with the support from CVSKL Foundation, a charitable non–profit organisation founded by prominent healthcare professionals and governed by a distinguished Board of Trustees who are industry leaders in various sectors.

CVSKL Charity Day is spearheaded by its chairman, Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang who believes that private hospitals should always contribute back to society, especially the underprivileged segment who may not be able to afford medical treatment.

This campaign has benefitted many low-income B40 patients and now with the CVSKL Foundation as its’ charity partner, they can increase the assistance to a greater pool of cardiac and vascular patients.

Among the cases that were done were angioplasties, atriovenous fistula (AVF) creation, and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG).

This initiative was also strongly supported by its long-term partners in the medical industry such as Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Biosense Webster, Orbus Neich, Alvi Medica, Bard, B. Braun, Mitsu Scientific, Terumo, MK Trimedic, Medisense, Stellar Medical, BKS Medik, HNA Medical, Biosensers, Cook Medical and Gaia Medical.

Under this initiative, the participating doctors waived their professional fees and the hospital complemented these efforts by waiving all charges.

Tan Sri Rashpal Singh Randhay, chairman of CVSKL Foundation shared that “One of the missions of CVSKL Foundation is to provide support for low-income group patients suffering from cardiothoracic and vascular diseases.

“On behalf of the trustees, we’d like to thank CVSKL for extending a helping hand to these patients.”

Dr Yahya also commented on the philanthropic effort, “I am proud that we can make this an annual occasion to highlight our core belief as a private heart centre in giving back to the society as much as we can.

“I am proud that this continuous effort has made an impact on our underprivileged patients and thankful that we were given such a meaningful chance to aspire others to do the same to improve the quality of healthcare to ensure the B40 patients are not being neglected.”

Being the first private cardiac hospital in the region, CVSKL is looking forward to many more future charitable contributions via CVSKL Foundation, non-profit body to strengthen their CSR presence in Malaysia.

The foundation is currently open for donations where no amount of contribution is too small or too big.

For more information, call 03 2276 7002 or email

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