MONSPACE Multinational Corporation has donated another vehicle to St. John’s Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM), strengthening SJAM’s mobile clinic initiative. The handing over ceremony and official launch of the mobile clinic was held on 23 Feb 2017, at The Earth, Bukit Jalil.
Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai, CEO of MONSPACE, said the move was inspired by the hope to see more Malaysians getting medical attention. “The mobile clinic service will be able to reach rural areas and even indigenous communities who often have difficulty accessing clinics and hospitals,” said Lai.
Guests at the launch include Tan Sri Musa Hassan, Malaysia’s previous Inspector-General of Police, Dato’ Lai See Ming, chairman of SJAM, Dato’ Yeo Kim Thong, Secretary General of SJAM cum Chief Operating Officer of SJAM-KPS Foundation.
“SJAM has been committed to serve the community since it’s founding. Following the addition of a bariatric ambulance last year to serve obese patients, the mobile clinic is yet another effort to show that we are constantly seeking for ways to make life better for all Malaysians.” said Dato’ Yeo Kim Thong.
The bariatric ambulance was also donated earlier by CEO and philanthropist Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai. “I’ve always paid attention to healthcare provision and medical issues in the country. I often visit institutions such as orphanages, old folks home and NGOs to truly understand what are the pressing issues faced by the nation,” said Lai.
“This mobile clinic is crucial in furthering the aim and core purpose of SJAM: to encourage and promote all works of humanity for the relief of persons in sickness and distress without any distinction of race, class, colour or creed,” said an attendant at the launch.
SJAM Selangor has already started mobile clinic services in August last year, providing healthcare to the indigenous community in Semenyih. Besides free healthcare, SJAM also provide food and relief items to help the underserved.
Attendants at the launch were also glad to know that the mobile clinic will serve more than just indigenous communities. It will also be visiting establishments such as orphanages and old folks homes.
Malaysians can contact SJAM for more details about the mobile clinic’s services. Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai also hopes that more people would contribute to making healthcare accessible. “After all, it’s a basic and universal right for all humans,” said the philanthropist.