In a simple handing over ceremony this morning, SHAREDA supplied and delivered 10 units of rolling beds to Hospital Wanita dan Kanak-Kanak. The charity fund of RM5,000 was pledged during the recent SHAREDA Nite.
The main intention of the beds are for post-natal mothers who have been fully discharged but wish to care for their newly born sick baby who still require medical and nursing care in the hospital and for mothers who are caring for their sick children.
"I believe we have a caring society and in our midst, corporate companies and NGOs will flood in with their donations in kind or to render services in anticipation for such endeavours once spin-off by your hospital," says Datuk Sr Chua Soon Ping.
"It is my humble duty on behalf of SHAREDA to present these 10 units of rolling beds to the children's unit and on my personal capacity, donate RM5,000 cash towards this noble cause," he added.
"The sincerity of this contribution as a small token will act as a catalyst to give a head start to Dr Tan and his team to manage and have a temporary relief especially in the case of post-natal mothers taking care of their new born babies," says Datuk Chua, adding that more good samaritans should come forward and participate in this realisation programme.
Speaking at a press conference, Director of Hospital Wanita & Kanak-Kanak, Dr Tan Bee Hwai expressed his appreciation and gratitude towards SHAREDA for their donation.
"We took over from their previous hospital in 2004 and have since been operating to serve the needs of the people in Sabah. We do get referred cases from the likes of Sandakan, Tawau, and even Labuan," says Dr Tan.
When asked, Dr Tan said that family members will be able to apply for short-term lodging within the hospital compound.
"It is our duty to treat every single soul that walks into our hospital to the best of our capability. We do have a cancer unit here too. It is absolutely heartbreaking to see newborn babies suffer from glaucomas, muscle cancers, brain tumours, to name a few," says Dr Tan, before adding that cancer is common amongst us all.
He also mentioned that out of the 3.5 million population in Sabah, at least 8,750 people are prone to this deadly disease. Amongst the common cancer diseases found in women are breast cancer and cervical cancer, whilst men are prone to getting colon cancer.
Dr Tan encourages young females to get their booster shots for the prevention of cervical cancer, stating that the 3 shots is a lifelong protection.