Ro­tary Club do­nates two am­bu­lances


KLANG: St John Am­bu­lance Malaysia (SJAM) has re­ceived two ful­lye­quipped am­bu­lances from the Pudu Ro­tary Club (PRC), to be used as part of its na­tion­wide ser­vices.

The am­bu­lances, cost­ing RM340,000, come with spe­cialised med­i­cal equip­ment for emer­gency cases.

The am­bu­lances were do­nated as part of PRC’s pro­gramme to pro­vide hu­man­i­tar­ian ser­vices to the com­mu­nity in con­junc­tion with its 50th an­niver­sary.

PRC pres­i­dent Sandy Soh said the pur­chase of the am­bu­lances was made pos­si­ble with do­na­tions from var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als.

“SJAM has al­ways been an im­por­tant part­ner to PRC as we share a com­mon goal to help those in need with­out dis­tinc­tion of race or reli­gion,” she said.

The hand­ing-over cer­e­mony was of­fi­ci­ated at by Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Deputy Min­is­ter Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun at the SJAM Kawasan Pan­tai Se­lan­gor head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day.

Mean­while, Chew com­mended PRC for its con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing as­sist­ing those with spe­cial needs, sin­gle moth­ers, or­phans and un­der­priv­i­leged stu­dents and urged other non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions to work to­gether with the govern­ment in im­prov­ing the liveli­hood of the rakyat.

“PRC has only around 60 mem­bers, but it has con­trib­uted a lot to the com­mu­nity,” she added.

SJAM com­man­der-in-chief Datuk Low Bin Tick said their well-trained para­medic staff will be able to pro­vide bet­ter re­sponse to emer­gen­cies with the am­bu­lances.

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