KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) and Yayasan Malindo Worldwide (YMW) launched a charity medical programme at Rumah Charis, Taman Yarl Kuala Lumpur today.

The free health programme is aimed at helping less-fortunate communities, including orphans and the elderly, seek medical advice and check-ups on a monthly basis.

“We hope that this activity will be welcomed by all as it promotes harmony between those of different races, religions and backgrounds,” PPIM lead activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said.

He expressed gratitude to the participants and sponsors involved in the programme.

YMW chairman Datuk Seri Dr Reex Wong Chin Choong said the foundation would continue to collaborate with PPIM to create more charities, adding that its next plan was to visit the Jelebu mosque in Negri Sembilan next month.

“We aim to be able to aid more individuals in need by helping the helpless and giving hope to the hopeless,” he said during the launch of the programme.

At today’s launch, PPIM volunteers and medical doctors from YMW provided free medical services to 40 elderly people and 20 children at Rumah Charis, including wound care, haircuts, eye examinations and dental treatment.

Meanwhile, Rumah Charis founder Teo How Ken expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the people that helped.

“The majority of them here are orphans, come from broken families and less fortunate backgrounds, so when they hold an activity like this it will bring them happiness and make them feel loved,” he added.

One of the elderly at Rumah Charis, Lee Sooi Keng, 79, said she has been at the home for about three years and was very happy.

“They hold a variety of programmes and celebrations here and I enjoy myself since there are a lot of people who come and make me feel at home.”

Article by: New Straits Times