Persatuan Pemulihan Sultan Azlan Shah (PPSAS) recently organised an Orang Asli Health Camp at Kg Sg. Chadak, Hulu Kinta which involved four villages – Kg Sg. Chadak, Kg Tonggang, Kg Makmur and Kg Suluh. It was in collaboration with Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Perak, Jabatan Kesihatan Pergigian Daerah Kinta and Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh.
The aim was to reach out to children and adults with disabilities within the Orang Asli community by helping raise their awareness of the benefits available to them from the social welfare department and rehabilitation centres such as PPSAS.
Over a hundred Orang Asli villagers participated in the one-day health camp. Among the disabilities treated were those with epilepsy, psychiatric issues, neurological problems, hearing/speech impairments and dental hygiene issues. The team also offered services such as application for Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat allowances and Orang Kurang Upaya (physical disability) cards.
Persatuan Pemulihan Sultan Azlan Shah is grateful to volunteer consultant, Dato’ Dr Ramanathan who collaborated with the centre to provide a full medical camp in tandem with the centre’s outreach programme in community-based rehabilitation.