Kampar Member of Parliament YB Chong Zhemin donates to UTAR Hospital
Kampar Member of Parliament Yang Berhormat Chong Zhemin donated a total of RM20,000 to UTAR Hospital. A mock cheque presentation was held at T&CM Centre, UTAR Hospital on 19 January 2023.
Accompanying YB Chong to present the mock cheque was Keranji Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly Angeline Koo Haai Yen.
Receiving the mock cheque on behalf of UTAR Hospital were UTAR Council Member Mr Hew Fen Yee, UTAR Hospital Deputy CEO Ms Maria Khong and UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong.
YB Chong mentioned, “As an alumnus and former lecturer of UTAR, the donation is also a way for me to give back to the University as an appreciation for cultivating me. I will try my best to obtain more funding for the hospital so that it can operate as soon as possible to benefit more people. UTAR Hospital and Kampar government hospital can complement each other in terms of providing medical services. UTAR Hospital is also the first medical institution that has been funded since my appointment as the Member of Parliament of Kampar.”
“UTAR Hospital in Kampar has the opportunity to promote medical tourism in the region. The T&CM Centre has been operating since last year; the Medical Centre for Western Medicine has also been completed. I hope the Hospital can work together with the Ipoh International Airport and the hotel industry in the next 10 to 20 years to develop Kampar’s medical tourism and become a competitive medical centre in Southeast Asia,” he added.
Mr Hew said, “UTAR T&CM Centre has received visits by more than 15,000 patients since its operation in April last year. We hope that the Medical Centre will be operated in April/May this year. Apart from that, we have arranged for medical staff to conduct talks in new villages. We have also received hospital visitations from various groups and associations. The publicity effect will therefore be achieved through word of mouth. The future of the hospital might be challenging, but I believe the hospital will continue to develop well with the support of various parties.”
The mock cheque presentation ceremony ended with a group photograph and a hospital tour.
UTAR Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital that will not only provide medical and health services to the community but also provide practical training for the University’s medical students in M. Kandiah Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The establishment of UTAR Hospital will also benefit Kampar and the surrounding communities with increased socio-economic activities and better access to quality medical services.