RCJB: “Service above Self”

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Making a difference in the community through the Pasir Gudang Home Health Visit Programme

The Rotary Club of Johor Bahru (RCJB) has been helping the community in the region for the last 65 years, and this time they participated in the Pasir Gudang Home Health Visit Programme to help the needy and underprivileged in Permas Jaya and Johor Jaya in cooperation with Yayasan Pasir Gudang and Persatuan Doktor-Doktor Negeri Johor.

Volunteers from these organisations such as doctors and nurses visited lower-income patients of different races at their homes to offer them aid and medical consultation as well as donate household goods for their families.

The Pasir Gudang Home Health Visit Programme was launched on 25th November 2017 with a Free Medical Camp for the public at the AEON Mall in Permas Jaya. The Free Medical Camp was officiated and launched by Johor Menteri Besar, Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin. 120 doctors, dentists and nurses were present to provide medical services and consultation to the public.

Following the Free Medical Camp, the first Home Health visit commenced on the 13th of January and on 27th January, 10th February and 24th of February 2018 led by Noor Azleen Bin Ambros who is a member of the Board of Trustees for Yayasan Pasir Gudang.

More than 20 volunteers including a doctor and 2 staff nurses from Hospital Sultan Ismail, 2 medical students from University of Newcastle and Datuk Teo visited the homes of several patients in Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Taman Megah Ria, Taman Flora Heights, Taman Johor Jaya, Taman Rinting and Taman Molek.

The medical team provided medical consultations to these cancer, paralysis and dialysis patients and they received gifts such as rice and ang pows. The paralysis patient received a new wheel chair. There were other patients who suffered from brain infection, dialysis and Parkinson’s disease and in conjunction with Chinese New Year, they too were presented with an ang pow and hamper each. 2 patients also received special milk powders for their daily dietary needs. The visit group included a medical team from Hospital Sultan Ismail led by Dr. Ng Kim Fong, President of Persatuan Doktor-Doktor Negeri Johor, 3 Medical students and RCJB President Datuk Teo.

The next Home Health visit is planned for 10th March 2018.

RCJB’s participation together with other non-Rotary partners was another opportunity to help “Make A Difference” in the community.