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June 4, 2007

Negri Sembilan medical facility seeks donations to survive

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Star: SEREMBAN: An ambitious RM20mil charity drive is being undertaken to renovate and revive the past glory of the Negri Sembilan Chinese Maternity Hospital (NSCMH) and Medical Centre.
A new management team headed by Datuk Dr Nellie S.L. Tan is looking into purchasing modern medical equipment – including cardiac motors, a CT Scanner and an MRI machine – and financing renovation work, including the setting-up of a specialist block and additional wards.
NSCMH, a non-profit hospital set up in 1932, is well known in the state and has provided various charitable services. But it is fighting for survival following huge financial losses.
Dr Tan said the hospital was collaborating with the Nilai Cancer Centre, Hospis Malaysia and Masterskill (M) Sdn Bhd, which operated the Masterskill College of Nursing and Health, to expand its expertise and widen its range of services.
“The new committee took over last November and there are plans to move away from conservative business practices and for better services to generate more income,” she told The Star.
Dr Tan said a memorandum would also be signed with PD Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd to promote medical tourism in Negri Sembilan.
She said recording artiste Low Sook Yee, who is also known as Suki, had agreed to promote NSCMH, especially to the younger generation.
Dr Tan said NSCMH was appealing to the public to contribute RM10 per person and for those born at the hospital to donate RM100 each.
Other than maternity services, the hospital also offers specialist services in the fields of anaesthesiology, ENT, neonatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedic, paediatric, radiology, physiotherapy and surgery.
She said the hospital provided free treatment to those who were physically and mentally disabled as well as those from orphanages while others were charged RM100 for consultation and a five-day supply of basic medication.
“We only charge RM600 for delivery by a midwife with a hospitalisation package,” she said, adding that some came from as far as Penang to deliver here.
Those wanting to contribute can contact 06-763 0410.

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