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Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Gives Back to Communities

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With digitalisation taking the world by storm, making technology accessible through ownership of electronic devices has become increasingly important. Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDH) is taking a sustainable approach in addressing this through its recent corporate social responsibility initiative which saw the Group donating around 320 refurbished electronic devices to underserved communities in the Klang Valley.

Driven by its commitment to reducing negative environmental impact in a way that will benefit others, RSDH’s four hospitals – Subang Jaya Medical Centre, ParkCity Medical Centre, Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre and Ara Damansara Medical Centre – joined forces to repurpose their existing laptops and PCs to give them out to the needy. The initiative is among various sustainable practices under ‘RSD Cares’ which the Group has been championing in recent years.

The refurbished devices will be distributed to various groups in need in the local community where each of the hospitals are located in, including Ractar Orphanage, Persatuan Kebajikan Wen Hua KL, Rumah Aman, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home, Shelter Home for Children, House of Joy, Subang Perdana Computer Club, and Budimas Charitable Foundation. In addition, two schools in Negeri Sembilan, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Ladang Tampin Linggi and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Ladang Regent were among the recipients.

Peter Hong, Group Chief Executive Officer of RSDH, said “With every measure we take, the Group is striving to ensure it has a positive impact on our people, communities and the environment. This is integral to making ‘RSD Cares’ a successful part of who we are as a company and healthcare provider. By recycling these devices instead of discarding them, we are now able to make a positive contribution to society and the environment, thereby also reducing our carbon footprint.”

“Moreover, with cost of living on the rise, we hope the initiative will directly benefit those who are unable to afford new PCs and laptops as such devices have become an essential part of everyday life. It certainly also reflects the Group’s philosophy of ‘People caring for people’ and we are glad for the opportunity to bridge the digital gap in our community while making a positive difference.”

In addition to its contribution to schools, BTMC recently launched the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme with the purpose of spreading awareness to the public on the proper disposal of unused and expired medications as part of its CSR commitments towards environmental conservation.

The programme was launched by the DUN Kawasan Pandamaran, YB Leong Tuck Chee and Pegawai Farmasi Kesihatan (UF54) from the Health District Office, Rahayu Abd Manan. The public can discard their unused and expired medications at the hospital’s Pharmacy Department.

‘RSD Cares’ is the Group’s commitment to sustainability, with an emphasis on staff, community and the environment. It supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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