FPMPAM Medical Camp In Kota Belud Treats Over 250 Patients

People got free reading glasses too.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — The Federation of Private Medical Practitioners Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) conducted a massive medical outreach camp last Saturday at the tourism village of Kampung Terudon in Kota Belud, Sabah.

The event by FPMPAM’s community initiative, DRSforALL, was held in collaboration with the Association of Private Practitioners’ Society Sabah (APPS) to commemorate Doctor’s Day in Malaysia, which is celebrated on October 10 every year.

“The participation of the large number of doctors from both East and West Malaysia is was indeed very encouraging and augurs well for the future. We intend to reach as many of such remote communities as possible,” said FPMPAM president Dr Steven Chow in a statement.

A team of 20 medical doctors from both East and West Malaysia (GPs and specialists), including two dental officers, were on site to offer their services for this special corporate social responsibility (CSR) event aimed at reaching out to communities in remote areas of Malaysia.

The medical team was also assisted by trained nurses and volunteers from Sabah Cancer Volunteers Association (PSKS).

The camp received more than 250 patients from Kampung Tegudon and neighboring villages; whereas an eye specialist and optometrist saw 74 eye patients and provided them with free reading glasses.

The cost of the camp was borne by donations from well-wishers and a CSR grant from the APPS and the FPMPAM.

“As in previous years, our doctors have dedicated Drs Day to serve those in need. In fact, some of our members stayed a night to help the villagers prepare the site and the facilities for this important event” said APPS organising chairman Dr Rizin Kusop.

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