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Saturday, 13 January 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Foundation‘s gift for effective treatment

IN AN effort to help patients with kidney disease have access to effective treatment, Mah Sing Foundation contributed a dialysis machine to Hospital Tanjung Karang in Selangor.

Presenting the dialysis machine to Hospital Tanjung Karang director Dr Mohd Zamri Wagiman@Saim was Mah Sing Foundation chairman Datuk Syed Norulzaman Syed Kamarulzaman.

Also present were the hospital’s Board of Visitors chairman Jailani Arshad and employees.

“Mah Sing Foundation believes in investing for a better tomorrow, which we can achieve if we work together to assist those in need by supporting purposeful programmes and causes such as this,” Syed Norulzaman said.

“I thank Hospital Tanjung Karang and its haemodialysis unit for all it has done to help these patients, and to continue your good work to help those in need.

“I was told that there are some 54 patients receiving dialysis treatment here and that more dialysis machines are required to effectively treat each one.

“A patient undergoing dialysis treatment typically visits the hospital at least three times a week for four hours. Therefore, the addition of this dialysis machine will allow for the treatment of more patients,” he added.

Dr Mohd Zamri said, “The machine will be placed at the hospital’s haemodialysis unit which provides haemodialysis treatment in end-stage renal failure. 

“The unit also provides continuous renal replacement therapy for end-stage renal failure and nephrology clinics for patients undergoing dialysis and referral patients.

“This is a generous donation from Mah Sing Foundation for which the hospital is very thankful. We are always grateful to our kind-hearted supporters who go above and beyond to help enhance the hospital facilities and this will make a huge difference to our patients on dialysis.”​

The contribution is in line with the foundation’s recent transformation with the tagline “Reinventing Hope, Changing Lives” and guided by three key pillars – education, health and well-being, as well as community development.