Caregivers for cancer patients in Melaka to be made Civil Defence Force volunteers


MELAKA: Caregivers for cancer patients will soon be volunteers of the Civil Defence Force (APM) said Kol (PA) Mike Thein.

The Melaka Civil Defence Force associate corporate officers chairman said these caregivers would also help train youth on social and healthcare aspects and encourage the spirit of volunteerism among the young.

"The focus is on establishing a community team, especially in the healthcare sector and gradually have a strong team of volunteers," he said on Wednesday (Oct 18) after signing a memorandum of understanding between APM's corporate officers and the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) it was witnessed by Melaka APM director Lt Kol (PA) Kamarulsyah Muslim and NCSM managing director, Dr M Murallitharan.

Ames Hotel hosted the signing ceremony

Thein said NCSM will be made a strategic partner to support the healthcare volunteer mechanism to recruit more youths as caregivers.

He said NCSM was roped in to provide training and skills to new volunteers in the healthcare sector.

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