Pasir Gudang Specialist Hospital (KPJ Pasir Gudang) has launched a Baby Immunisation Package 2020 on 11th January as an effort to raise awareness among the community especially in Pasir Gudang and Johor in general, to encourage the adoption of vaccine injections for newborns.
According to Haji Khairun Ahmad, Executive Director of KPJ Pasir Gudang, deadly diseases and even diarrhoea, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza B and the recent polio outbreaks (after 27 years) can be prevented through vaccination.
“Immunisation through the use of vaccines in infants and children is our effort to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,” he said.
The launch of the Baby Immunisation Package 2020 was officiated by Exco Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar, chairman of the Johor Youth, Sports, Culture and Heritage Committee who previously held the Health, Culture and Heritage Committee portfolio.
Also present were Dr Ab Razak Samsudin, Medical Director of KPJ Pasir Gudang, Hazarul Azly Hamzah, KPJ Pasir Gudang Chief Executive Officer and Dr Frienky Chong Wei Kee, KPJ Pasir Warehouse Children’s Physician.
The Package was launched in conjunction with Fun Ride 2020 Programme which had attracted more than 500 local and foreign participants including Singapore on a 20-kilometre ride. Free health check was also made available besides a lucky draw which offered prizes worth RM10,000.
Also during the event, KPJ Pasir Gudang handed over a wheelchair and emergency kit to Dahlia Medical Centre (a health care room at Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Bukit Dahlia) as part of their Corporate Responsibility initiative.
KPJ Pasir Gudang is offering the Baby Immunisation Package from as low as RM850 per baby which covers from birth till 12 months old.