Petrofac News 1700X397
03 September 2012

New haemodialysis centre to offer affordable treatment to Kelantan patients

Earlier this year, the Petrofac team visited the town of Pasir Mas, located in the state of Kelantan on Malaysia’s eastern coast. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the site of an old St John Ambulance building, which is being redeveloped into a haemodialysis centre intended to provide services for local patients requiring regular blood dialysis.

Petrofac has committed RM188,000 to St John Ambulance to set up the centre, where 13 haemodialysis machines will offer affordable treatment to patients from the low-income group, three times per week. The facility will also have an ambulance on standby once the centre is fully operational.

A number of Petrofac employees and offshore teams are based in Kelantan, making the location of the new haemodialysis centre an ideal choice, offering Petrofac the opportunity to give back to the community in the state.

The centre operators are encouraging co-operation with other third party organisations and are planning to collaborate with the Kelantan Islamic Religious Department to better serve patients on lower incomes and living in the rural areas.

The Petrofac team was accompanied by Dr Kamarul Aryffin Baharuddin, Kelantan state medical officer, as well as the appointed contractors carrying out the redevelopment work on the building.