Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kidney Transplant Recipients Feel Grateful For Her Life

When Lim Chu Ee was 10 years old, she suffered a viral fever, which left her weak and unable to lead a normal life. Little did she realise that it would be a life changing experience. Enrolled into a Chinese school, and enjoying her life as a school girl, with many friends and a happy family, it was an earth shattering experience to be informed by her doctor that her kidneys had failed as a result of the illness.

Out of the blue in 1996, her parents received a phone call requesting them to make a trip to KL as a child had died and the parents were willing to donate her kidneys. Lim and her parents made the journey, hoping for good news and they were not disappointed. Lim was one of the lucky recipients and the other kidney went to another school girl, known only to Lim as 'Haslina' They became good friends over the 3 months hospitalized in HKL.

NKF Spent RM 152,470 From Jan - July 2011 To Provide 100% Subsidy On Dialysis Treatment For Poor Patients

NKF Spent RM 152,470 From Jan - July 2011 to provide 100% subsidy on dialysis treatment For our hard core poor patients.

The average life expectancy of a Malaysian man is that of 72 years, whereas a woman is about 76 years old. However we are fortunate, that in NKF we have a patient who is 101 years old. Mr. Chaw Kang Hoo begun his dialysis treatment with NKF on the 16th May 2006.

Makna's Bursary Programme Aims To Assist Financially Challenged Cancer Patients

Makna's Bursary Programme aims to assist financially challenged cancer patients mainly those who are unable to pay for the following:

  1. Treatment cost
  2. Medication
  3. Equipment
  4. Other relevant costs

The chart above shows the approved applications for adult and paediatric patients from 1995 to 2011 (as at 31 Aug 2011). A total of 18,612 patients' applications have been approved totaling the cost of equipment related to cancer and treatment cost such as total body radiation and radioiodine treatment.

Besides the above assistance, Makna's Bursary Programme also provides emergency assistance in the form of petty cash to relevant government hospitals. Applications are made by the respective Medical Social Workers by providing the list of patients that they have helped to enable Makna to determine the amount to be allocated to the relevant hospitals. This emergency aid is set for patients who need urgent attention. The amount given to patients depends on the severity of the case. The 83 hospitals Makna get referral from are as listed above.