BENTONG, March 30 – The National Health and Morbidity 2019 Survey by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has highlighted that one in four adults in Malaysia are physically not active. 59 per cent of those aged 75 and above are also considered least active physically.
As part of efforts to encourage more Malaysians to better care for their health, ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital, the preferred orthopaedic health care service provider, has partnered with Bentong Chinese Town Hall to carry out community health talks and orthopaedic screening sessions in Bentong, Pahang.
The community outreach event will feature health talks and screenings, as well as presentations on orthopaedic health by ALTY’s consultant orthopaedic surgeons.
ALTY’s health care personnel will also carry out glucose and blood pressure screenings, as well as posture screenings for members of the community.
“ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital was established to advance Orthopaedic care in Malaysia and part of our efforts to achieve our objective is to create equal and accessible healthcare services for all. The community outreach in collaboration with the Chinese Town Hall in Bentong is the first among many as we continue to identify other places that are in need of awareness and screenings,” said Dr Pavandeep Singh Dhillon, ALTY chief operating officer.
“We welcome the collaboration with ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital in raising awareness amongst our community members. We look forward to more collaborations as we continue to raise awareness on the importance of taking better care among the public,” said Low Long Yang Bentong Chinese Town Hall chairman.
The community outreach will be taking place on April 2, 2022 at the Bentong Chinese Town Hall. The collaboration between ALTY and the Chinese Town Hall is part of ALTY’s community outreach initiative in creating accessible and equitable healthcare access for everyone.