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PCSH Goes the Extra Mile for the Community

Made into a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre beginning May 31, about 1,000 senior citizens have received their first dose of vaccine at the Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) since. 

To provide comfort and convenience to the senior citizens, the PCSH team has directly vaccinated them whilst they remained in the comfort of their cars or in self-hired ambulances. This initiative is aimed to ease the inconvenience of getting out of their cars into wheelchairs and being wheeled to and fro the vaccination room. 

Staff nurse vaccinating a recipient in his car

To date, PCSH has rendered this service to seven senior citizens in their respective cars and another two who had arrived in self-hired ambulances. 

Recipients getting down from a buggy

In its efforts to help the government achieve herd immunity via mass vaccination of the population, PCSH has proactively improved the whole vaccination process. For instance, there are ample wheelchairs and a buggy allocated for the less able-bodied vaccine recipients, as well as a full team of dedicated staff and volunteers who are always there to assist in all aspects of the process. 

The oldest private specialist hospital in Perak has always strived to provide remarkable hospitality and service to all its patients despite being a not-for-profit hospital. 

It was a heart-warming sight to behold when an immobile octogenarian, K.L. Foo, arrived in an ambulance for her vaccination appointment at PCSH recently. 

Her son, Lim explained that although Foo had great difficulty in moving about, he did not wish for his mother to miss out on the opportunity of being vaccinated. Hence, he decided to hire an ambulance to bring his mother from their home in Menglembu to PCSH. Her effort and courage to go at the appointed time for the vaccination are commendable and should be applauded. 

Recipient getting her first dose in an ambulance

It is hoped that the general public, especially the able-bodied, will register for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme via the MySejahtera app and to go for their vaccination on the appointed date and time. 

Volunteers from UniKL assisting a recipient in filling up the consent form

PCSH expressed its utmost gratitude to all the volunteers from UniKL, Meru Valley Resort and Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association for helping out at the centre, as well as to Frankie Gui for the sponsorship of 10 units of wheelchairs which will be put to good use at the centre.

 

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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