The Wellness Camp organised by Astro Uruthunai, Pantai Hospital Ipoh and Pejabat Kesihatan Cameron Highlands, held at SMK Sultan Ahmad Shah Cameron Highlands recently received overwhelming response with more than 800 participants.
The medical camp was intended to help detect early diseases, prevent the onset of certain diseases and make people aware of health problems.
Free medical consultation by specialist doctors and check-ups were provided for: blood pressure; body fat assessment; dietary counselling; random blood sugar screening; cholesterol test; bone density; chronic venous disease; hearing; eyes; breast examination & subsidised mammogram; pap smear test; dental; and a blood donation drive.
There were also medical exhibition booths for: smoking & alcohol abuse; dengue & malaria; healthy eating; pharmacy (medicines); breastfeeding; breast cancer awareness; first aid & CPR; hand hygiene; and proper teeth brushing.
Other fun activities included: an aerobic exercise, 10,000-steps walk; colouring contest; and healthy cooking competition.
Ms Kelen Leong, Chief Operating Officer from Pantai Hospital Ipoh recorded the hospital’s appreciation to: Mr Raja & Mr Suresh from Biomed Engineering Sdn Bhd who donated spectacles to 50 less fortunate students from nine schools (namely, SJK(T) Ringlet, SJK(C) Cameron, SJK(C) Bertam Valley, SJK(T) Tanah Rata, SK Ringlet, SJK(T) Ladang Shum Yip Leong, SJK (T) Ladang Boh 1, SKT (T) Ladang Blue Valley and SJK (T) Ladang Sungai Palas); Astro Uruthunai, Pejabat Kesihatan Cameron Highlands and all the working committee and volunteers for their good cooperation towards this Wellness Camp.
The Wellness Camp was attended by YB Dato’ Norol Azali Bin Sulaiman, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kesihatan, Sumber Manusia & Tugas2 Khas, Dato’ Dr Norhizan Bin Ismail, Pengarah Kesihatan Negeri Pahang, Ms Kelen Leong, Chief Operating Officer of Pantai Hospital Ipoh, Mr Ravikumar Krishnan, Senior Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Content Group from Astro, Dr Rafiq bin Mohd Kasri, Pegawai Kesihatan Daerah Cameron Highlands, Doctors from Pantai Hospital Ipoh : Dr Selvan, Dr Sumithra, Dr Subra, Datin Dr Mimin, Dr Gunalan and Dr Amy Chong.