Due to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun’s (HRPB) fund shortage, WEIL Hotel has embarked on a donation drive campaign named, “Stretch Your Ringgit to Save Lives”, to lend a helping hand. It will be part of the hotel’s community social responsibility programme.
The objective is to collect donations to purchase infusion pumps for terminally ill newborn babies which are in short supply at the hospital.
The campaign was initiated on Friday, November 11 by the placing of a donation box at the hotel lobby. The box will be on display till March 2017. Readers wishing to donate can either place their money in the box or pay directly via cheques to WEIL Hotel.
“We saw the affected babies for ourselves and I must say that they’re in a poor shape,” said Sharmila Rajeswaran, the PR Manager of WEIL Hotel.
Equipment cost in a paediatric ward is enormous. The incubators, warmer systems, intensive care beds and related items cost almost half a million ringgit.
“Maintaining an intensive care unit is expensive but we can’t renege on our responsibilities. The Health Ministry is always fighting for a bigger budget,” said Dato’ Dr Amar Singh, Head of the Department of Paediatric of HRPB.
The hotel calls on well-wishers to donate for a good cause.