By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, May 28: More than 60 individuals in Kuching will receive artificial limbs through a free prosthetic limbs programme by The Malaysian Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Yayasan Peduli Tuna Daksa and Persatuan Pengajian Sadhu Vaswani.
The programme is also organised in collaboration with Che Hui Khor Kuching and Ming Ya Shang Ge, Jakarta and started with the measuring of the limbs of potential recipients at two locations, namely at Chai Tze Kin Auditorium in SJK Chung Hua No.2 and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok office in Satok.
The measurements for the artificial limbs taken will be sent to the manufacturer in Jakarta and the prosthetics will be brought back to Kuching after six weeks.
Speaking during a press conference, Satok assemblyman Dato Ibrahim Baki said this a programme for all parts of society irrespective of race, colour and creed in Kuching with the aim of enabling them to live a better quality of life.
“Hopefully, we can move forward with this programme and made it State-wide. We will see how it goes,” he said.
He also suggested that other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) be involved in the programme, whether through financial contributions or helping to run the programme.
Also present were Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Satok branch vice chairman Shankar Ram Asnani and Persatuan Pengajian Sadhu Vaswani chairman Dato Pishu Murli Hassaram. — DayakDaily