In conjunction with World Physical Therapy Day as well as the National and Malaysia Day, Hospital Sultan Ismail had a celebration at its Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Yayasan Suria Johor Bahru (Foundation), who is also the 2nd IMSHA 2015 winner, took the opportunity to hand over several medical equipment for the patients in need worth nearly RM70k.
The rehabilitation department is one of the most important units in a hospital where patients go through physical therapy to recover and strengthen themselves physically and mentally. The equipment donated were 3 units of Vital sign machines, one Tilting table and one RM38,000 worth Ultrasound machine sponsored and resourced by JM Healthcare.
Officiated by Dato’ Soh Poh Sheng JP, the patron for Yayasan Suria JB, he said in his speech to optimise the use of the equipment for all the patients in the department, while giving encouraging words to the staff to cooperate well with the patients as they will be needing special attention and that requires a huge responsibility. The equipment were then handed over to Dr. Sharon Anne Khor, Rehabilitation Medicine Services Johor State and observed by Director of Hospital Sultan Ismail, Dr. Hajah Azizah Riduan.
Previously, the department and the Foundation had worked together to organise a Rehabilitation Charity Dinner and had successfully raised RM100k, where the funds were used to purchase the said equipment and with the balance of about RM30000, James Ho, the Founder cum Secretary of Yayasan Suria JB said they are looking to buy a treadmill to aid in the physiotherapy services at HSI’s rehab department. The Foundation also welcomes other sponsors and donors to help them achieve this deed together and interested parties may contact James at 019-7724172.
The event ended well with seasoned and known clown Edward Leong or “Uncle Fishy” for entertainment that managed to put a smile on the children and even adults during the celebration.