SJMC Engages with the Elderly through RSD Cares

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDH) Group is gearing up to undertake more initiatives this year under its RSD Cares umbrella and in doing so to ensure better quality of life for Malaysians.

Driven by its philosophy of ‘People Caring for People, the RSDH Group of hospitals is reaffirming its commitment to social responsibility via three key pillars: Caring for our People, Caring for our Planet, and Caring for our Community.

Leading the way for the Group, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC), under the RSD Cares’ pillar of Caring for our Community, has rolled out a dedicated programme for the elderly this year, starting with the Woodrose Senior Residences, a nursing home providing specialised elderly care. SJMC provided free eye screening and ambulance services for medical emergencies to residents aged 65 to 90.

The residents were screened by a team of specialists from SJMC including Dr V. Ulagantheran Viswanathan, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo Retinal Surgeon, Dato’ Dr Linda Teoh Oon Cheng, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Surgeon and Optometrists, Ms. Naseha binti Hussain and Ms. Shaleni Subramaniyam.

According to Datin Dr Teoh Su Lin, Consultant Ophthalmologist, SJMC “Eyecare is crucial in the detection of visual impairment in the elderly. The critical outcome of treatment is vital towards improving and maintaining a good quality of life. The pandemic also brought its share of hurdles in healthcare and the elderly, who are among the more vulnerable. Through this programme, we are able to do our part as a socially responsible entity.”

SJMC’s eye-checkups involved comprehensive eye screening procedures including an optometric examination, visual acuity, and auto refraction.

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