Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia donates 40,000 sets of PPE to UTAR Hospital
The Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia (Persekutuan Persatuan Persatuan Ann Koai Malaysia) donated 40,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to UTAR Hospital and this was presented at UTAR Kampar Campus Heritage Hall on 18 November 2021 in the presence of the Association members.
The delegates from the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia were led by UTAR Council Member Datuk Lim Si Cheng, who is also the Advisor General of the Association. Other guests from the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia included General Secretary Mr Koh Hock Lye, Vice President of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Branch Mr Lee Kiong, President of Perak Branch Mr Lim Boon Lai, President of Ipoh Branch Dato’ See Tean Seng, and other members of the Association.
Also present at the donation presentation were UTAR Chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, Chairman of UTAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Sak Cheng Lum, UTAR Planning and Development Committee Advisor Tan Sri Hew See Tong, UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat, UTAR Council Member Mr Hew Fen Yee, UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, and staff.
On behalf of UTAR and the Hospital, Prof Ewe expressed his gratitude to the Federation of Anxi Associations Malaysia and Datuk Lim for the contribution towards UTAR Hospital. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Datuk Lim for coordinating this donation. In October, thanks to Datuk Lim, we were also fortunate to receive another donation amounting to RM 20,000 from Executive Chairman of Konwa Industrial Sewing Machine Lim Chin Hua, and RM 5,000 from his friend who has further donated towards the development of UTAR hospital,” said Prof Ewe.
He added, “The building of UTAR Hospital has also received positive feedback from the community, which made us reminisce on UTAR as a university by the people, for the people. Next year, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary, and this achievement is made possible with the support from the community which has also led the University to receiving many recognitions. UTAR gives back to the society by providing affordable quality education, and this effort continues through to UTAR Hospital, which will also be a non-for-profit private hospital. The hospital will also be a place to train and graduate doctors of high calibre, enhance medical and clinical research, and provide affordable quality basic and specialist medical services to the students and the community. The hospital is still under construction but our TCM building is nearly complete and we expect to launch the TCM building in February next year. The fundraising for the hospital is still ongoing and I believe that through the concerted efforts of everyone, we will surely achieve the goal of seeing the completion of UTAR Hospital.”
Anxi Association General Secretary Mr Koh said, “The donation of this 40,000 sets of PPE was part of the 100,000 sets that was provided by the local government of Anxi County, Fujian Province, China. Datuk Lim Si Cheng had put in a lot of efforts in the fundraising of UTAR Hospital and he, as the Advisor of the Association, has also inspired us to contribute to the hospital project. We are thankful to Mr Lee Kiong for arranging the delivery of the PPE to UTAR Kampar Campus.
Mr Koh added that, “UTAR has produced many talented individuals and seeing these individuals contribute to the society, we also hope that the community can continue to benefit from the development of UTAR Hospital. We hope that this act of donation will inspire and encourage others to contribute and support UTAR Hospital as well.”
The guests from the Association were given a tour of the UTAR Hospital site to see the progress of the Hospital construction.