Ipoh City Council and Pantai Hospital Ipoh have jointly taken another step across the Straits of Malacca to reach out to the poor community in Medan.
They were participating in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme organised by the authorities in the Indonesian city, which was held for three days from March 13.
Pantai Hospital Ipoh provided free basic screening and medical consultation by doctors and specialists.
Ipoh Mayor Dato’ Haji Roshidi Hashim, guest-of-honour at the launching of the event, highlighted the importance of bilateral ties and the continuity of assisting and supporting between neighbouring cities and countries. He reiterated the importance of private and public sectors joining forces and reaching out to those in need.
The Mayor commended Pantai Hospital Ipoh for its continuous initiatives to assist and support those in need and its CSR activities to local and foreign communities.
Dato’ Haji Roshidi accompanied by Head of Pemuda Sumatra Utara Encik Effendi, Dr. K. Lalita and members of the organizing committee later visited the booths and the site for the free health screening and medical consultation.
The basic health screening included blood pressure check, body fat assessment, fitness test, and medical consultation by the doctors. About 300 people turned up for the free health screening. All the guests were also entertained by cultural dance performances.
Seven-year-old Puja Wathi, who has previously benefited from Pantai Hospital Ipoh Cleft Lip Project with Ipoh City Council, was also present during the event. Puja is the ‘adopted’ daughter of the Mayor.
Keeping up with the bilateral ties, Dato’ Haji Roshidi also visited the Consulate General of Malaysia Puan Norlin Othman, who suggested apart from medical aid, other forms of consumables or sundries could also be sent to the medical students studying in Medan.
These supplies could be used when the students undertake community outreach activities to the poor.