Tuesday, October 20

Free health, dental treatment at three villages in remote areas


KOTA KINABALU: Three villages in the remote areas of Sabah received free health and dental treatment from a team of medical officers from the State Health Department (public health division) recently.The medical team rendered their medical services in Kampung Lumanpau, Kampung Melingan and Kampung Long Pasia with the Care Association/Sabah Agape and the W Group.

The W Group property, sales and marketing assistant manager, Martin Yeo, said the three-day tour to the remote areas was participated by 30 persons comprising eight doctors, 11 health personnel and 11 staff from the W Group. While there, The W Group not only provided food and drinks to the volunteers but also distributed toothpaste and toothbrushes to the children.

“Health personnel from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Likas Women and Children Hospital, Keningau Hospital, Tenom Hospital, dental specialists from Likas Hospital, Luyang Dental Clinic, Beaufort Dental Clinic, Labuan Dental Clinic and Kunak Maternal Health and Children Clinic were among the medical institutions were involved in the programme.

“The medical programme included extracting decayed teeth, giving worm medicine and vitamin to the children. Besides the free health services, the entourage also conducted family programme and health awareness campaign,” he said.

“The W Group is very proud to be associated with the Sabah State Health Department and Care Association/Sabah Agape in carrying out the mission successfully.

“We look forward to collaborating with other organisations in such programme which is in line with our company’s welfare and education programme’s corporate social responsibility in giving something back to society,” said Martin.