Madam Choong Yat Han, a senior citizen aged 101 years old, received her first dose of Sinovac vaccination at Meru Valley Resort this morning.
Madam Choong is a proud mother of 8 children: 5 sons and 3 daughters, together with 30 grandchildren. She said, “Earlier, I didn’t want to get vaccinated but my children advised me on its importance and I finally agreed. I feel very happy and proud that I have been vaccinated today. I would like to thank Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) for the well-organized vaccination centre at Meru Valley Resort, not forgetting the doctor, staff and volunteers who were very friendly and caring.”
Nicholas Chan, Chief Executive Officer of PCSH added: “The spirit and courage of Madam Choong should be emulated to answer the government’s call to ensure as many Malaysians as possible receive the vaccine. PCSH is proud to assist in the COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, consistent with its mission as a not-for-profit hospital that provides affordable yet quality healthcare to the community.”
Also present at the site was Dato’ Lim Si Boon, Director of Meru Valley Resort cum Honorary General Secretary of The Perak Chinese Maternity Association (“TPCMA”).
PCSH’s history dates back 117 years when it was established by a group of philanthropists, doctors and caring members of the community. From its humble beginnings as a 6-bedded hospital rendering maternity services to Chinese families in the tin-mining community in Perak, it has grown to become a 69-bedded multi-disciplinary specialist hospital, one of the oldest community hospitals in Malaysia.
A new 6-storey hospital extension block is currently being constructed to enhance its facilities to provide more quality and affordable healthcare services to the community.
As a means of giving back to society, as well as fortifying PCSH’s Vision of making healthcare more affordable, deserving and needy patients can apply for subsidies to lower their medical bills incurred at the hospital via the PCSH Welfare Fund.