IWCKL co-sponsors 12 oxygen concentrators as partners-in-service
Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur
27 October 2021
The demand for oxygen concentrators (OCs) has grown exponentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur (IWCKL) felt blessed and privileged to be called upon to co-sponsor a few of the above units. This is a life-saving project in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Port Klang (RCPK) District 3300, in their “Bed-minton” Project, together with their Partner-in-Service, the Charity Food Basket (CFB), Klang.
This project entails loaning out medical aids, for instance, beds, wheelchairs, commodes, oxygen tanks, and OCs, free of charge, to needy individuals for their recovery at home. RCPK does the purchasing while CFB is in charge of delivery, maintenance and storage of equipment. Patients need to only bear the cost of transportation.
Nowadays, there is a dire need for new OCs because most of the older units have almost reached their life span. So IWCKL started the ball rolling by donating four units. Then, Honorary Member, Toh Puan Aishah Ong donated one, followed by one each from members, Datin Brenda and Datin Vynette. Sincere thanks too to other kind donors, Puan Sri Cecilia Lim, two units, Donna Cheok, one unit, and two units from Datuk J. Tan. This totalled 12 units altogether, within three weeks of announcement!
On 27th October 2021, the handover ceremony and the cheque presentation were held at the CFB Centre. Toh Puan Aishah Ong and President Jinny Lum, together with 11 IWCKL members, handed over the cheque amounting to RM21,000 for the purchase of the OCs. PP Chew Song Kong, the Founder and Chairman, received the cheque for CFB, while President Aleen Foo represented RCPK. Each Club member then affixed a little plaque denoting ‘IWCKL’ on each OC. Some members of RCPK and CFB were there too, to give a rousing and warm welcome.
PP Chew was kind enough to give IWCKL members a tour of the premises, followed by a scrumptious halal luncheon. Suffice to say, Club members were thoroughly impressed by their well-run organisation. Rows upon rows of neatly- stacked medical beds and other aids, rat-proof and burglar-proof food items, all housed inside a few containers which CFB had purchased. CFB, a non-profit registered setup, and RCPK also work closely to give monthly food aids to 170 poor families.
Once again, sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the eight benefactors who responded so swiftly to the clarion call for these life-saving medical devices. To CFB and RCPK, IWCKL feels honoured to be your Partner-in -Service for this meaningful cause.
~ Lena Chua