Monday, March 2, 2009

JS dancers wow Angsana crowd during free medical clinic

Sunday, March 1 ....Some 750 residents of Angsana Flats at Subang Mewah, USJ1 were given free medical treatment and check up on Sunday March 1 2009. Organised jointly by the
Rotary Clubs of Bukit Kiara Sunrise (RCBKS) and The Rotary Club of Shah Alam (RCSA) in collaboration with Jumble Station, a NGO helping poor Single Parents and the Angsana Residents Association, the event saw some 15 doctors from both the private and government hospitals.
The Free Medical Camp was to create health awareness among the poorer community of the low cost flats of Angsana Flats, to provide free medical consultation and medicine to this community and to provide a health education for the residents there.
It began with a line dance exercise by Jumble Station volunteers and promptly at 9 am the crowd started streaming for the medical check up. Pfizher (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd;s Care –A –Van conducted tests to check the cholesterol and blood sugar tests for those aged 40 onwards as well as for blood pressure, Body Mass Index and obesity tests, among others. There were also free ultrasound tests for the kidney area, eye tests conducted and a mobile pharmacy manned by qualified pharmacists to dispense free medicine. Many youngsters were given de-wormed medicine while several adults were surprised to learn that they had high blood pressure and needed to be more careful of their own health.
Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib, the Minister of Rural and Regional Development was scheduled to officiate the closing but technical delays in his flight return to Malaysia prevented him from turning up. The guest of honour was Lion Group Medical Assistance Fund trustee Colleen stood in his place while Elsie Low, President of Rotary Club of Bukit Kiara Sunrise, Chandra Sekharan, President of Rotary Club of Shah Alam, and Azmy Awang, President Persatuan Penduduk Pangsapuri Angsana were the VIPs.
Jumble Station dancers, wowed the crowd with a lively rendition of a Malay dance titled “Dikir Puteri” led by our talented Adrian Ong, MekSue, Noni and her daughter Shamine. Our Dikir team was led by yours truly and other very sporting guys and gals – Rontau, Mae Ann, Eng Yao, Lian See, Sujata and her mum and Jessica.
The main sponsors for Angsana Flat’s medical camp included Lion Group Medical Assistance Fund, Pfizer, Pyrogen Technologies, Kossan Bhd, Hartalega Sdn. Bhd, Alkarich Sdn. Bhd., Michael Gan and Maestro Swiss Trading Sdn Bhd