Raja Zarith brings cheer to Sultanah Aminah Hospital
The visit came with donations of medical equipment as well as gifts for children in the paediatric ward
Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah visiting patients at the paediatric ward.
JOHOR’S oldest general hospital, the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (SAH), recently received RM345,000 worth of medical equipment from the Sultan of Johor’s consort, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah.
Raja Zarith donated three respiratory facilitators while Johor Corporation (JCorp), States Religious Affairs Council, AirAsia and the Malaysian Red Crescent’ Public Service Committee donated syringe pumps, computers and transport trolleys.
Sultanah Aminah Hospital director Dr Rooshaimi Merican, who received the equipment on behalf of the hospital, said the management was honoured to have Raja Zarith Sofiah grace the hospital with her presence and also for her contributions.
She said that the donations in the form of equipment made by corporate bodies and agencies would contribute to faster and smoother services provided by the hospital.
She added that the equipment donated by Raja Zarith would be used in SAH’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the nursery in the ICU and the Paediatric Ward. Some of the other donations would be stationed at the Emergency and Trauma Department.
“We have recorded an increase in the number of patients, so the donations are timely and will definitely benefit the patients,” Dr Rooshaimi said during a simple ceremony held at the hospital’s Kenanga Hall here.
Raja Zarith, who later visited children admitted into the paediatric ward, handed each of the 120 children RM10 ang pow packets and goodie bags sponsored by Thistle Hotel Johor Baru comprising apples, mineral water, sandwiches, muffins, sausages and nuggets.
Also present during the ceremony were State Women, Family, Health and Community Development chairman Dr Robia Kosai, State Religious Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman, and JCorp chief executive officer Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim.