THE National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) 24th dialysis centre, named Good health-NKF dialysis centre, will be opened in May or June in Kampung Pandan to help ease the burden of kidney patients with financial problems.
At a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony at the NKF building in Section 14, Petaling Jaya, NKF board of managers chairman Dr S. S. Gill said the RM2mil dialysis centre was near completion.
"We are happy with this joint venture at Kampung Pandan as it is one of the places with high density in Cheras.
"NKF's role is to provide the manpower, expertise, and select the patients," he said.
On the other hand, the St. Vincent De Paul Society (of the Sacred Heart Church in Jalan Peel, KL) will help to set up the place and provide support for the employees, its president, S. Perry, said.
"Although the idea to set up a dialysis centre began 10 years ago, we could not find a suitable place and we did not know much about the guidelines," Perry said, adding that the dream would not have been realised without the contribution of NKF and Tex Cycle Sdn Bhd.
"The centre will be able to house 20 machines and 120 patients.
"We hope to provide a conducive place with a resort feel so that patients will feel comfortable, " Perry said.
Tex Cycle Sdn Bhd Ho Siew Choong said this was not a one-off contribution.
"We'll continue to support the centre to help the poor and needy," he said.
Pusat Dialisis NKF - Good Health
Add: No. 27, Lorong Satu, Kampung Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Person In Charge: Mr Perry Sinakalai