Lion Group Medical Assistance Fund Contributes RM339,856.29 to PPUKM In Aid of 32 Patients

Kuala Lumpur, 30 November 2016 - Lion Group Medical Assistance Fund (LGMAF) under the Lion Group of Companies had contributed RM339,856.29 in financial assistance to 32 patients for their treatment in Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) in the year 2015.  These patients suffered from various ailments such as cardiovascular disease, knee & hip and other joint injuries; brain, spine, bone & muscular disorders and other ailments.   

At a simple presentation ceremony held at PPUKM today, LGMAF Chairperson, YBhg Puan Sri Datin Coleen Herbert presented a mock cheque for the amount that has been disbursed to the 32 patients, to PPUKM’s  Head of Industry and Community Partnership, Prof.  Dr Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh who represented Medical Faculty Dean & Director, YBhg Prof. Dr Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy.  A few of the sponsored patients were also present to witness the event.

In her speech, Puan Sri Datin Coleen said, “We hope that our contribution will help ease the patients’ financial constraints and  we wish them a speedy recovery.”

In conjunction with LGMAF’s  21st Anniversary celebration this year, the Fund also donated some equipment worth RM21,000 such as Touch Screen Pulse Oxymeter set, Blood Pressure set, Autoscope & Ophtalmoscope set and Portable Suction Machine to the Paediatric Ward followed by a cake cutting by Puan Seri Datin Coleen and Prof.  Dr Sharifa Ezat to commemorate the happy occasion.  

Since its inception in 1995, LGMAF has been working closely with PPUKM and other hospitals in sponsoring their patients as well as those who apply directly to the Fund for financial aid for medical treatment and NGOs which provide dialysis treatment and organise free medical camps, amongst others. Todate, the Fund has disbursed a total of RM7.6 million being sponsorship of medical treatment to 893 individuals and for purchase of medical equipment to several charitable organisations.

LGMAF is open to Malaysians seeking treatment in local hospitals.  It was established in late 1995 with funds raised via a series of charity campaigns and donations from Lion Group’s companies and business associates in conjunction with the Group’s 65th Anniversary celebrations.  From the amount of RM10.42 million collected from the drive, RM8 million was allocated for the launching of LGMAF with the remainder of RM2.42 million donated to various charitable organisations.  Since then, the Fund has been maintained by income generated from its investment in equities and fixed deposits as well as from fund-raising by the Lion Group.


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