“Spread love today for a hopeful tomorrow”
On 26th November 2020, Vice President of China Enterprises Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia, Lyu En together with CECCM members visited the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to donate 90 gift packages consists of rice, oil, toothpaste, masks and disinfectant gel to patients of NKF. The supplies worth RM 6,500, a handover ceremony was performed on site.
Dialysis is a heavy burden for patients and their families. In addition to financial burden, patients are also affected physically and mentally. With the current conditions of government hospitals in Malaysia, there is a limitation of the number of patients whom can receive hemodialysis treatment in government hospitals. Most of the patients need to seek treatment at the private dialysis centers or NGO dialysis centers.
The Malaysian Kidney Foundation (NKF) was established in 1969 and has 28 non-profit dialysis centers across the country, providing dialysis subsidies to 1,700 patients. According to the research of NKF, there will be an increase in the number of kidney cases in Malaysia in the next 20 years, there will be 10,208 new cases by 2020. Currently, more than 40,000 people in Malaysia must undergo dialysis due to kidney failure.