The Rotary Club of Johor Bahru (RCJB)’s Rotary Haemodialysis Centre organised its Annual Patients’ Day as an opportunity for the Centre’s nurses and staff to treat their patients to food and fun-filled activities to take their minds off their illness.
The nurses and staff gave the patients talks and quizzes on fluid intake and nutrition. The Annual Patients’ Day was open to the public to visit and learn more about the dialysis centre.
The Rotary Haemodialysis Centre has 18 dialysis machines and 11 nurses and 5 staff members helping 67 dialysis patients and is managed by a Management Committee comprising of RCJB members who are doctors and professionals.
In November 2017, the Centre received a one-off Grant of RM200,000.00 from the Malaysian Ministry of Health to buy 5 new dialysis machines which was already delivered to them.
For over 25 years, RCJB has provided highly subsidised dialysis treatment to the needy in Johor Bahru.
To meet the increasing need to provide affordable dialysis treatments to the community, the Rotary Haemodialysis Centre moved to its present premises, a 4-storey shop-lot at 4N, Susur 3, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak in Johor Bahru.
In September 2017, RCJB organised the RCJB-OCBC Charity Walkathon at Dataran Bandaraya in Johor Bahru which raised more than RM500,000.00 for the Rotary Haemodialysis Centre and Palliative Care Association of Johor Bahru.
Recognising the increasing needs for much needed dialysis treatment, RCJB is now in the process of setting up its second Rotary Haemodialysis in Bandar Seri Alam. The second Centre will be set up with the RM1.5 million of public donations raised from the RCJB Charity Dinner held at Amansari Resort in Bandar Seri Alam in March 2015.
The new Rotary Haemodialysis Centre is expected to be operational in this new Rotary Year under the guidance of its 66th President Datuk Teo Shiok Fu JP and his team which has carried out several exceptional community service projects thus far.