Sabati donates dialysis, dialyser reprocessor machines to Lawas Hospital

Dayang Morliah (third right), Awang Tengah (fourth right) having a photo session with the representatives of Lawas Hospital during a simple handing over ceremony of the two machines recently. Also seen is Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong (third left).

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LAWAS, Dec 19: The Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers Sarawak (Sabati) has donated one set of dialysis machine and one dialyser reprocessor machine to Lawas Hospital.

Sabati, in a statement, said the machines were contributed to improve the capacity of the hospital to treat the increasing number of patients with kidney disease needing treatment.

“As our charitable organisation operates principally on funds received from generous donations from the public and the private sectors, we welcome collaboration as part of the corporate social responsibilities (CSR) activities organised by the private sector.

“Today’s donation is made as a result of collaboration between Sabati and Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) which have made this donation possible.

“We also welcome similar collaboration through CSR programmes with other corporate bodies,” it said.

Meanwhile, the wife of Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Datuk Dayang Morliah Awang Daud represented Sabati’s president Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang in handing over the machines to the representatives of Lawas Hospital.

Dayang Morliah (right) visiting one of the kidney patients at Lawas Hospital after handling over two dialysis machines to the representatives of Lawas Hospital.

“On behalf of our president, Yang Amat Berbahagia Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang and members of Sabati, it is my pleasure to formally hand over these two machines to Lawas Hospital.

“We look forward to knowing that many patients have been able to benefit from our donation,” she said.

According to the statement, Sabati has been helping the sick and the needy in Sarawak for over 30 years.

In the early days, Sabati focused on assisting young patients in need of urgent heart surgery to fly to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore with a parent or guardian as there was no paediatric heart surgeon in Sarawak.

The effort of Sabati led to the establishment of the Sarawak Heart Foundation in 1996.

Thereafter, Sabati continued to raise funds to donate specialised or updated equipment or additional units of medical equipment to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) in Kuching as well as to other hospitals in the state. —DayakDaily