JPMC stroke patients get HEART aid

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A LOCAL non-government organisation (NGO) yesterday donated wheelchairs and medical suction machines to stroke patients admitted at Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC).

The NGO, Humanitarian Aids Response Team (HEART), was led by its Vice Chairman Paul Chiew Yun Choi and other senior members of the association as well as 15 volunteers.

The visit, initiated by the association’s Communities Welfare Support Team, was a part of the association’s annual project to bring Fari Raya cheer to patients admitted at JPMC’s Neuro Stroke Centre. A total of two units of wheelchairs, one high back wheelchair and two units of medical suction machines were handed over by the Vice Chairman.

Patients were identified in need of assistance by JPMC’s Social Welfare Section and HEART.

The donated items are acquired from HEART’s Humanitarian Welfare Foundations Fund, where majority of the fund are donations from the association’s members and supporters.

At the end of the visit, the Vice Chairman and HEARTS board of directors thanked volunteers who joined the event their support towards a noble cause.

According to one of the association’s founding members, they took the opportunity to hand over the donations yesterday since it was a Sunday and coincides with the Hari Raya festive season.

He added that weekends are the only time when their volunteers are available and have their free time to be active with HEART.

“Our Vice Chairman was previously an ex-JPMC stroke patient for nine months previous. Upon his recovery, he formed HEART and initiated the volunteers’ group in 2012. Since then he is still very active leading us,” he added.

HEART also welcomed the public to donate for charity. HEART can be contacted at _HeartBrunei@yahoo.com for further information.

The Brunei Times