The National Registration Department sent their staff to the Perak Society for the Promotion of Mental Health’s day-care centre in Tanjung Rambutan recently to help the residents renew their identity cards. The department’s effort was laudable as it enabled the residents to acquire the cards at the centre rather than travel to the department to get them.
Another government agency that deserves such gratitude is the Registrar of Society. The agency adopted the day-care centre in March 2013 and has since been providing much sought-after assistance.
The day-care centre was established in October 1967 by Tan Sri Dr M. Mahadevan, the former director of Hospital Bahagia Tanjung Rambutan. The centre takes care of mentally-challenged patients and helps them adjust to normal life. It is still short of many amenities to make it structurally viable.
Much needed funds are being sought from concerned Ipohites to purchase a van to help ferry the residents to the hospital for treatments and check-ups. Other expenses include paying staff salaries.
Those able to help may call the society at 05 533 5457 or 05 533 217 for details.