Hanoi, 9 September: PETRONAS, Malaysia’s national petroleum corporation, today donated medical and rehabilitation equipment to the Thanh Xuan Peace Village, a children rehabilitation centre near here.
The contribution is part of the on-going community relation programmes undertaken by PETRONAS to assist the less fortunate members of the society wherever the corporation operates. The equipment was handed over to the centre by Puan Sri Noor Ainee Che Teh, wife of PETRONAS Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Azizan Zainul Abidin. Also present was Puan Sri To’ Puan Noraini Mohd Yusoff, wife of PETRONAS President and Chief Executive Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Hassan Marican.
The equipment includes an ultra-sound machine, a pace-maker and a backbone stretching machine. These are expected to assist in the care and rehabilitation of the centre’s residents suffering from various disabilities and diseases associated with the exposure to the Agent Orange chemical herbicide used in the Vietnam War in the 1970s.
The Thanh Xuan Peace Village currently has about 100 residents comprising infants and children up to 16 years of age. Apart from medical care and rehabilitation services, the centre also provides practical training and computer skills to the children to help prepare them for life outside the centre.
PETRONAS, which celebrates its 10th year of operation in Vietnam today, will also make a contribution to the Hoa Binh Village, a centre providing medical care for about 60 children in Ho Chi Minh City. The contribution, to be handed over to the centre tomorrow, consists of medical equipment, electrical appliances and other goods needed by the centre.
Issued by PETRONAS
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