Providing humanitarian aid to Nepal earthquake victims

On 25 April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and just over two weeks later, on 12 May, a second major earthquake hit the country. Current reports suggest 8,000 people have been killed as a result of the first earthquake, with thousands more injured.

St John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) has continued to provide relief aid to those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal.

With a generous donation of RM100,000 recently from Berjaya, one of Malaysia’s largest corporations; SJAM will purchase a four- wheeled ambulance vehicle to help transport victims from disaster sites to the hospital.

Expressing gratitude to Berjaya for its continuous support to SJAM, its commander-in-chief Datuk Dr Low Bin Tick mentioned Berjaya has been its biggest single donor thus far.

Datuk Dr Low Bin Tick said:

We are in contact with the National Eye Hospital of Kathmandu and have met the Nepal ambassador to Malaysia with regards to the fund. We were informed that the one thing they need very urgently is an ambulance. “So we will be using this fund to get a vehicle for that purpose. Although it will not be a fully equipped ambulance, it will certainly be very useful to transport victims.

Recently, a nine-member SJAM team including three doctors travelled to the disaster zone for its relief mission. Already they have provided first aid and medical care to members of the communities.

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