Berjaya Cares Foundation has donated a medical mobile screening van to National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) to further enhance its vaccination, screening and community outreach programmes.
At present, the mobile screening van will be utilised by the team at NCSM for its house-to-house Covid-19 vaccination programme for severely ill, bed-bound patients and people who are specially-abled, including those with cancer and other chronic diseases who are unable to travel to public vaccination centres.
The teams from NCSM will be deployed in a systematic, structured manner in identified locations in towns and districts all throughout Peninsular Malaysia, working together with local authorities and local NGO partners.
“Berjaya Cares Foundation is happy to be able to do its part to support NCSM, as they go on the field to carry out the mobile vaccination programme. This initiative will greatly contribute to our recovery process and help us get on track quicker.”
“One thing we cannot dismiss, is the fact that cancer has not taken a step back due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a matter of fact, it has disrupted cancer care and delayed screening and treatment for many people. We hope to bridge this gap with the mobile screening van which NCSM will subsequently use to carry out cancer and health screening for the people,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan.
“Today, we have achieved a great milestone for the Society, courtesy of Berjaya Cares Foundation. This new set of wheels has empowered us to spread our wings in cancer care and do more for the community that we are a part of,” said Dato’ Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram, president of National Cancer Society Malaysia.
About National Cancer Society of Malaysia / Persatuan Kebangsaan Kanser Malaysia (NCSM)
The National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) is the first not-for-profit cancer organisation in Malaysia that provides education, care and support services for people affected by cancer. Over the last 50 years, it provides holistic cancer support to patients and caregivers. NCSM supports patients in understanding and dealing with cancer in various phases through its Cancer and Health Screening Clinic, Nuclear Medicine Centre, Resource and Wellness Centre, the Adults’ Home of Hope and Children’s Home of Hope.