Life-saving equipment for patients in need
In celebration of Mandela Day 2021, Aspen Malaysia contributed to two organizations set up by philanthropist Kuan Chee Heng, namely the Community Policing Association of Malaysia and Uncle Kentang Malaysia Charity Organization.
Both non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) help less fortunate patients coming from interior parts of Malaysia to the city for medical treatment. These NGOs provide assistance through their RM1 funeral hearse service, RM1 ambulance service and RM1 hostels among others.
In September 2021, Mr Kuan was presented with the Commonwealth Points of Light Award by British High Commissioner Charles Hay on behalf of Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his exemplary voluntary work and service to the community.
Mr Kuan informed us during our discussions that they would be receiving two new ambulances for their RM1 Ambulance service, and we decided that we could offer great support by donating two portable Patient Vital Sign Monitors.
The NGO currently owns 10 ambulances which are used to transport poor, bedridden patients at a charge of RM1 to their hospital appointments. They also respond to emergency motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies. The donation of the portable Patient Vital Sign Monitors can save precious time as a patient’s vital signs can be monitored throughout their journey which enables medical doctors to review the information and start medical interventions as soon as the patient arrives at the hospital.
We hope that this live saving equipment will help patients in times of need and provide them with a better chance of a positive medical outcome.
‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead,’ Nelson Mandela.