MERCY Malaysia Hands Over Dialysis Machine to Mirpurkhas Civil Hospital in Pakistan
LUMPUR – Efforts to reconstruct and rehabilitate health centres in flood hit
Pakistan by MERCY Malaysia has been spurred with the donation of a dialysis
machine to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Civil Hospital in Mirpurkhas.
Consul General of Malaysia to Karachi, Abu Bakar Mamat handed over the dialysis
machine to the hospital’s Head of Dialysis Centre, Dr. Tariq Arain at a
ceremony held at the hospital yesterday.
Ab Samah, MERCY Malaysia Vice President II, who was in attendance to witness
the handover said, “MERCY Malaysia is certainly pleased to be able to provide
help to the people of Sindh. We will also be rehabilitating a Rural Health
Centre in Tando Jan Muhammad as part of our plans. Local contractors will be
evaluated and selected by MERCY Malaysia’s technical consultant for the tender
process and we will also provide technical consultation for the project during
the whole reconstruction period.”
was hit by severe flooding late last year following heavy monsoon rains that
affected the livelihood of approximately 9 million people mostly in the Sindh
province and northern parts of Punjab. In response, MERCY Malaysia sent a team
in October 2011 and distributed 500 family hygiene kits. Earlier this year
MERCY Malaysia deployed an assessment team and subsequently initiated several
health and hygiene projects with donations from the Malaysian Government.
mobile clinics have been set up since March, providing primary healthcare to
beneficiaries in the flood hit areas. The clinics, set up in collaboration with
a local organisation, have so far provided consultations to more than 21,000 individuals.
Malaysia has also distributed hygiene kits to more than 1,500 families this
year and has begun projects of installing latrines, hand-pumps and water
filtration systems to villages in the Sindh province.
Concerned individuals and organisations can donate to the MERCY Malaysia
Fund through the following bank accounts:
MAYBANK (account name: MERCY HUMANITARIAN FUND, account number:
5621-7950-4126, ABA Swift Code: MBBEMYKLA), or
CIMB Bank (account name: MERCY Malaysia, account number:
1424-000-6561053, ABA Swift Code: CIBBMYKL).
Donations via cheque are payable to MERCY MALAYSIA
To donate online, please visit www.mercy.org.my
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About MERCY Malaysia
MERCY Malaysia is a non-profit organisation
focusing on providing medical relief, sustainable health related development
and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities in both crisis and
noncrisis situations. MERCY Malaysia recognises the value of working with
partners and volunteers as well as providing opportunities for individuals to
serve with professionalism. We uphold the Code of Conduct for the International
Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and hold
ourselves accountable to our donors and beneficiaries. As a non-profit
organisation, MERCY Malaysia relies solely on funding and donations from
organisations and generous individuals to continue our services to provide
humanitarian assistance to our beneficiaries.
MERCY Malaysia continued its partnership with The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, and ran 11 mobile clinics in Klang to offer primary healthcare to the stateless as well as marginalized communities.
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