The Selayang Hospital’s paediatric ward is a regular stop for Perodua’s corporate social responsibility initiatives; this is the third such visit, as Perodua had committed to a sustainable charity programme with the hospital’s paediatric ward until 2020. The first visit happened in 2018 in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations (as did the second visit earlier this year). This time, it’s not CNY but the ward still received contributions of medical equipment and goodies from Perodua.
Perodua volunteers also gave the children’s play area a new look – by cleaning the area, painting the cabinets, replacing the wallpaper and ceiling, installing a smart TV and new flooring, as well as providing new books and toys.
To the ward, Perodua contributed another pulse oximeter (oxygen measurement device) and three portable screens. The company also distributed money packets and gift bags containing stationery to about 100 child patients.
“As a People First company and a caring brand, Perodua is always looking for long-term and sustainable ways we can help and contribute to the people,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
The refurbished play area features graphics with safety and environmental themes – topics which Perodua is passionate about. It also plans to educate the child patients about safety and the environment through various activities in the coming years.
“Our efforts do not stop here – we have lots of activities planned for the children in the coming years, including story-telling, movie screenings, puzzle games and origami. We are also looking at doing a book donation drive to populate the play area’s library,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“This is our small way of thanking the Selayang Hospital paediatric ward staff for their dedication and efforts in caring for the children, and for all the child patients here, we hope we can make their days a little brighter and their smiles a little wider,” he added.