Hope Worldwide Free Mobile Clinic

KDU joins Hope Worldwide and Volunteers to support Free Mobile Clinic

It was a meaningful day for HOPE Worldwide Penang when it launched its HOPE Worldwide Free Mobile Clinic on the auspicious day of 10th October 2010. In tandem with the Penang State Government's commitment to address the social and welfare needs of the underprivileged, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who officiated the launch, praised NGOs such as Hope Worldwide Penang for taking the initiative to work together with the State Executive councilors to create more impact in meeting the needs of the needy. CIMB Bank, another partner-in-service had contributed to the cost of setting up this free Mobile Clinic while KDU College is sponsoring the operating cost of this free clinic for the coming year. The Chief Minister also commended on the efforts of volunteers especially the doctors, nurses and pharmacists who had sacrificed their time off to reach out to help those in need.

Also present at the launching was the Principal of KDU College Penang, Dr. Chong Beng Keok who presented a mock cheque of RM60 000 to Mr. Halbert Louis, Chairman of HOPE Worldwide Penang. Dr. Chong said that the fund was made possible through collaborative efforts of the staff and students of KDU College Penang through a year-long series of fundraising events to commemorate the college's 20th Anniversary.

HOPE Worldwide Free Mobile Clinic has been in operation since early this year and has provided more than 1000 free consultations and medications regularly to people in various localities such as Pantai Bersih in Bagan Ajam, Ujong Batu in Bagan Dalam, Taman Merak in Simpang Ampat, Taman Keladi & Pekan Lama in Sungai Petani and the Orang Asli settlements in Baling and Kelian Intan. HOPE Worldwide has been operating free children's clinic for the past five years providing over 5000 free consultations and medications since its inception.

For more details, please call KDU College Penang at 04-226 6368 or KDU University College Petaling Jaya at 03-77288123 or visit www.kdupg.edu.my or www.kdu.edu.my