Monday June 27, 2011
Kelana Jaya MCA to speed up wait time for acute
By LIM CHIA YING
the Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency
diagnosed with critical heart condition can now
seek help for a faster treatment.
MCA division is offering to help constituents
having serious heart condition to undergo
treatment or surgery within a shorter period.
parliamentary liaison officer Ong Chong Swen
said a source of hers had been in touch with the
National Heart Institute (IJN) to offer this
service to her constituents.
attack and heart-related problems are common
among urban people and it is no different here
in Kelana Jaya and Subang Jaya where people lead
often, patients have to wait for a long time for
their turn. This is why we are helping to
arrange and speeden up the waiting list for
acute cases,” Ong told reporters at her office
were Kelana Jaya MCA division secretary Gan Meng
Foo, SK Datuk Onn Jaafar Parent-Teacher
Association chairman Dr Abdul Razak Zainuddin
and also its vice-chairman Jazman Shahar
Ong said an
operation procedure could cost between RM60,000
and RM80,000 which can be expensive for poor
cases we’ll try and arrange for a more
affordable sum,” she said.
that the IJN was not a government hospital but
set up by the government and managed by an
this was the first time her centre was offering
such a service to Kelana Jaya residents.
do not make arrangements for those who want to
be examined or think they are suffering from
heart problems,” she said.
Ong said her
centre was also planning to open a dialysis
centre for the poor
already discussed a possible collaboration with
Mawar Renal, a charitable organisation for
patients with kidney disease.
“There is no
dialysis centre to my knowledge in the Kelana
Jaya parlimentary constituency and even if there
is, it is likely to be privately-run.
that we have in mind will cater for poor
looking for two adjoining shoplots to set up the
centre and we appeal to shopowners contact and
aid us in our mission,” said Ong.
that she was not looking for any sponsorship or
free rental unless the owners themselves offered
their units for charity.
important to have the location near car parks.
centre need not be in a busy area but has to be
easily accessible by the people, be it in Kelana
Jaya, Subang Jaya, Seri Setia or Sunway,” she
said there had been hardly any enquiries about
the 1MCA Medical Foundation so far at her
She said the
fund was set up by the MCA headquarters late
last year to provide financial support to the
poor for treatment or medication cost of their
“It is open
to all races and I urge more people to come
forward to enquire.
there are certain eligibility criteria and
approval is at the discretion of the MCA
headquarters,” she added.
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