Medical Camp at SJKT Saraswathy by Rotaract Club of AIMST University in collaboration with Pantai Hospital Laguna Merbok
Lecturers and students of the Community Medicine Department of the Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University with Rotaract Club of AIMST University and Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani ran a community medical camp for residents of Mukim Simpor at Dewan Simpor today. This is a predominantly fishing and rice cultivating community in Kuala Muda district.
Specialists from the departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology were also present to provide expert consultation for those with medical problems detected during screening.
We hope to improve the health and awareness of our community via these targeted medical camp programs.
Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim receive a boost from a Rotary Foundation Grant from Rotary Clubs in the U.K.
Background to the project: In 2018, Jane Ollier, had just cycled out of Penang and were travelling on the mainland when Jane was hit by a car and was treated in the orthopaedics and occupational therapy department in Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim. Jane's wounds have now fully healed and, despite being left with scarring, she is fit enough to take part in sport. She has even returned to cycling! Her experience in hospital, both in Malaysia and England, have influenced her to change career from Designer to Physiotherapist. She is now working and studying in a hospital in Sussex and finds it very rewarding. She thanks the doctors and staff for their fabulous professional and dedicated care for her recovery.
A message from Jane: "A big thank-you to all the wonderful staff at the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital. I am lucky to have received such good treatment from everyone on the Orthopaedic team. You are very skilled and caring people and I am grateful for everything you did for me. You helped me feel comfortable and positive and I miss you all."
This project was initiated by Michael Robinson, International Project Manager of Rotary Club of Lindum Lincoln in District 1070, UK. He contacted Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani via our website in May 2019 on behalf of his club and their daughter club, Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia. The two clubs used their District Grant from The Rotary Foundation for this project. The total from the grant is GBP 4500, or about RM 23,000. The rest of the funds came from Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani's project fund.
The items bought are:
1. Motorized dressing couch for the Ortho outpatient clinic
2. Occupational therapy equipment for Occupational Therapy Department - for upper limb occupational therapy, shoulder, forearm, wrist and hand rehabilitation
All the items are worth about RM27,000.
Hospital Deputy Director Dr Azurin, Head of Orthopaedics Department Dr Vijay, Head of Occupational Therapy Unit Puan Noor Emellia Jamaludin were among those present to receive the handover. Jane Ollier and Rotarians from Rotary Club of Lindum Lincoln and Lincoln Colonia Zoomed in for the event. Rotarians Dato' Dr Subramaniam, Moorthy, Arvind, Koek Yee Jeen, Choo Kai Hong, Cheng Yi Xin and Dr Bernard Chan of Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani were present in person.
Improving the service of the orthopaedics and occupational therapy departments of Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim
Jane Ollier was admitted to Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim in July 2018 after a very serious accident, when she was knocked off her bike. She was in the Orthopaedic Ward from 4th to to 15th July. Both her and her family will never forget the wonderful treatment and care that was given. Her mother, Sue, is a member of Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia. Her long term partner, Rob Wilkinson, is a Past President of Rotary Club of Lindum Lincoln. Both are Rotary Clubs in Lincoln, in the U.K. Hence the reason behind both clubs contributing to the project.
Total cost of the equipment comes to RM 27,167. This project is funded mostly by District Grants from The Rotary Foundation via District 1070 of GBP 4,5000. The rest is from Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani.
Members of the Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani attended the Rotary Club of Penang's weekly meeting on 27th April 2016 in which a press conference was held to celebrate the great work done by the Gift of Life (GOL) Foundation, by the Rotary Club of Penang and Adventist Hospital. Thanks to GOL and RC Penang, little two month old baby Matheysh Pillaii underwent surgery for a hole in the heart. In addition, Mr Nantha Kumar underwent corrective eye surgery thanks to the Rotary Club of Penang's Charity Foundation.
Thank you, President William Wee and friends from the Rotary Club of Penang.
Posted by PP Arvind:
The Best decision of my life - becoming a Rotarian and having the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service projects both in Malaysia and around the world.
This is one of the biggest projects the Rotary Club of Bandar Sungai Petani has participated in, being the international partner for a project carried out by the Rotary Club of Madras Down Town, Rotary International District 3230 India and funded by a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation.
Through the project, we have donated the necessary equipment costing almost RM 150,000.00 to set up a diagnostic centre at ANANDAM, a free home for senior citizens at Ambattur, Chennai, India. The ANANDAM Home for Senior Citizens is a free home catering to the needs of underprivileged elders who have no one to care for them. It provides decent shelter and comfort, as well as physical, moral and medical support and care.
From a modest beginning with three residents, ANANDAM now provides for over 100 senior citizens who are given the best care possible. In addition to medical care, residents of ANANDAM are also given yoga, meditation and music classes by volunteer teachers and the healthy ones are even taken on outings once a month.
All residents are given chores and duties to keep them active and give them a sense of belonging. In addition, some of the senior citizens there who have had some education earlier on in their lives also help to provide tuition classes to over 150 poor children in the neighbourhood.
Many many thanks to President Rajagopal Ramesh and members of the Rotary Club of Madras Down Town for letting us be a part of this wonderful project and also to our DG Siti Subaidah and District TRF Chair, PDG Dr Rajindar Singh for allocating the necessary District Designated Funds for the project.
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