The big crowd at the CPR carnival are happy to pick up a new lifesaving skill.

The big crowd at the CPR carnival are happy to pick up a new lifesaving skill.

MORE than 6,700 people in Penang took part in a mass cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) session helping the event to enter the Malaysia Book of Records for the largest of such gathering in the country.

Organising chairman Dr Luah Lean Wah said the Mass CPR Carnival 2015 at the Han Chiang High School indoor stadium on Penang island beat the previous record of 4,459 in a CPR gathering in Johor in 2006.

“It is a testimony of the growing awareness among the people about this lifesaving technique,” said Dr Luah yesterday.

“Several schools in Penang sent more than 3,500 students and there was a very strong response from the police force with 1,000 policemen and policewomen taking part.

“We had a pre-registered number of 7,700 but the Malaysia Book of Records accepts only confirmed slips signed by the participants who have undergone the skills training.”

The carnival was opened by state Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.

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The MRC Penang Branch will be having its Annual Flag Day 2015 on Saturday, 28 March 28, 2015 and Sunday March 29, 2015.  During the two days Malaysian Red Crescent Youth and Adult members will take to the streets with their Flag Day tins to seek funds from generous members of the public for our Humanitarian Projects & Activities.  MRC Penang hopes to raise RM 150,000 through this Project.  Therefore any amount of donation is welcome.

Every Red Crescent member has the ultimate goal to alleviate human suffering, and we serve without thinking of the creed, race, colour or gender of those who need our help.  To us, they are people who have placed their hopes in our hands.

To be able to respond efficiently and effectively, our Red Crescent members need to be trained. Their first aid and rescue skills have to be constantly upgraded and updated.  Hence, we are always in need of funds to train our members, to upgrade our ambulances and rescue vehicles and equipments. Part of the funds raised will also be used to finance the three 12-hour Ambulance Service Centres based in Permatang Tinggi (Seberang Perai Tengah); Butterworth (Seberang Perai Utara); and Batu Maung (on Penang Island). So the Flag Day is an important component of the MRC annual fund-raising projects.

As the Flag Day Project Organising Chairman, I appeal to members of the public to step forward and donate generously for the MRC Penang humanitarian cause.

Mr Chow Thian Pow
Chairman, MRC Penang Flag Day 2015 Committee

DSP Saw handing over goodies and road safety pamphlets to a motorist after launching the CNY 24-hour ambulance services in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth. With him is Yeang.

DSP Saw handing over goodies and road safety pamphlets to a motorist after launching the CNY 24-hour ambulance services in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth. With him is Yeang.

FIVE Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) ambulances and about 150 Penang branch members will be on 24-hour standby during the festive period to assist in emergencies.

Chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the MRC squads would be stationed at Permatang Tinggi near Bukit Mertajam, central Seberang Prai district, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, north Seberang Prai district and Batu Maung from 7am to 7pm.

After 7pm, members will be on standby at the MRC Penang headquarters in Jalan Grove, Air Itam, and at its branch office in Jalan St Marks, Butterworth.

“These members are trained in first aid, pre-hospital care and basic life support and will give on-the- spot treatment to minimise further injury, before sending road accident victims to the nearest hospital,” she said when launching the service at the Petronas station in Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth.

Also present was north Seberang Prai district Crime Prevention and Community Policing chief DSP Saw Hock Teik, who advised road users to be alert and observe traffic rules.

He said maximum fines would be imposed on traffic offenders during the festive period.

Dr Luah (blue shirt) and the organising committee members showing pamphlets on the Mass CPR Carnival 2015 to be held in Penang on March 15.

Dr Luah (blue shirt) and the organising committee members showing pamphlets on the Mass CPR Carnival 2015 to be held in Penang on March 15.

AMEGA event called the Mass CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Carnival 2015, to be participated by some 6,000 people, is set to make its way into the Malaysia Book of Records.

The carnival, to be held from 8am to 8pm on March 15, is organised for the first time in Penang by the Penang CPR Society.

It will be held at the Han Chiang High School Hall and the school’s indoor stadium.

State Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin said the current record for the most number of participants in a similar carnival, is held by Johor, which had 4,459 participants.

“We wish to set a new record and at the same time, this event is also to raise awareness on the importance of CPR,” he said in a press conference in Komtar recently.

Organising committee chairperson Dr Luah Lean Wah said there would be 13 CPR training sessions in the 12-hour carnival and each session would take about 40 minutes.

“The registration for the carnival is free and the public can choose which session they want to participate in.

“No CPR experience is needed for participation and first-time learners are welcome,” she said, adding that the event was open for those aged 13 and above.

There will also be free health, dental and cancer screening.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was present at the press conference, said the carnival themed ‘Penang Towards Heart Safe Community’, was an important one which would offer knowledge to thousands of people about live-saving techniques.

The event is jointly organised by the Malaysian Red Crescent Penang branch, St John Ambulance Malaysia Penang branch and Lions Club of Georgetown Central District 308 B2.

Those interested can register via online at event.howei.com/event/penangmasscpr or call Dr Jonathan Tan at 012-4801114, Anjelai Devi at 012-4769501 or Dr Luan at 012-4728436 for details.

Cheow (black coat) giving the mock cheque to MRC’s Liao (third right) at the Penang MRCS office in Jalan Grove. With them are other hospital staff.

Cheow (black coat) giving the mock cheque to MRC’s Liao (third right) at the Penang MRCS office in Jalan Grove. With them are other hospital staff.

LAM Wah Ee Hospital has donated RM5,000 to help flood victims in the east coast of peninsula Malaysia.

The donation via The Star-MRCS-Firefly Relief Fund was handed over to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) Penang branch in aid of the ongoing flood relief efforts.

The hospital’s recycling project committee chairman Cheow Mooy Chew said the fund was raised through the hospital’s recycling project.

“The recycling is an ongoing project which we started in 2002.

“We have collected about RM300,000 over the past 13 years with the support of our staff to help needy patients and these kind of relief funds,” she said after handing over the mock cheque to MRC Penang Branch administrator Cindy Liao at the Penang MRCS office in Jalan Grove recently.

Liao said contributions would be sent to MRCS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur and channelled out accordingly.

“All donations given to MRCS are tax exempted.

“Those wishing to help via MRCS can write out cheques to the ‘MRCS Penang Branch’ or by cash deposit to its account in Public Bank Bhd (Account No 3087736505),” she said.

The public can hand in donations to the MRCS office in Jalan Grove or call MRCS Penang Branch at 04-8275678 on weekdays from 9am to 6pm.

Chow (white shirt) handing over the items collected through the ‘Share For Care Flood Aid’ drive to Foo. Also present are mall marketing manager Sharley Ooi (left) along with MRCS members YS Lee (second left)

Chow (white shirt) handing over the items collected through the ‘Share For Care Flood Aid’ drive to Foo. Also present are mall marketing manager Sharley Ooi (left) along with MRCS members YS Lee (second left)

SUNWAY Carnival Mall in Seberang Prai has come forward to help the flood victims in the east coast states.

Items like canned food, biscuits, mineral water, milk powder, rice, diapers, soap and clothing were collected through the ‘Share For Care Flood Aid’ programme. The initiative was held at the mall’s upper ground concourse from Jan 1 to Jan 11.

The mall’s general manager Chow Heng Wah said the aid was donated by shoppers, tenants and their staff members. “We thank them all for the support.

“We hope we can alleviate the suffering of the flood victims,” he said.

He was speaking after handing over the items to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) North Seberang Prai chapter recently.

MRCS deputy chairman Nick Foo Toon Yong, who was present to receive the aid, thanked the mall for coming up with the initiative to help the needy. “The aid will be sent to our headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

“Then, it will be delivered to the victims in Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak and Pahang,” he said.

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  • MRC AWARDS NOMINATION 2015
    September 22, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    GUIDELINES AND RULES & REGULATIONS

    TO AWARDS NOMINATIONS

    1.     All Chapters must form an Awards Committee chaired by the Chapter Chairman for the selection of nominees. All Awards Committee meeting minutes must be sent to the Branch.

    2.     All recommendations from Chapters’ Sub-Committee Chairman, VAD Commandants or Youth Officers must go through the Chapter Chairman.

    3.     In accordance to the Nomination Form, the age must be counted based on 1st January of the Year of Birth.

    4.     All photographs must be pasted at the designated box on the top right hand corner of the Nomination Form.

    5.     All nominees’ position stated must be accordance with the Handbook and Constitution.

    6.     Nominees must be nominated for an award in ascending order from the first to the highest awards. Never in descending order.

    7.     Leave BLANK at the ‘Anugerah Yang Disokong Untuk Tahun…’ column in the Nomination Form.

    8.     ’Dewasa’ or VAD years of service begins from 18 years old and above.

    9.     All Nomination Forms and Citations must be typed. Hand written forms and citations will not be accepted.

    10.   All Nomination Forms must be submitted on time. No time extension will be given.

    11.   Citations must contain full name and Unit/VAD number and must be clear, brief and summarized strictly into 1 page only. Do not submit list of activities attended.

    12.   Chapter Chairman must sign the Citation (hard copy) and NOT the Nomination Form

    13.   Chapters must submit all Nomination Forms and Citations in soft copy i.e. CD or diskette in Microsoft Words format (as provided) using Times New Roman font / 12 Font Size format. ‘Save’ the files according to the nominees’ name and format i.e. Phang Peow Meng-Nomination Form / Phang Peow Meng-Citation

    14.   All Chapters must also submit a covering letter stating the list of names (arranged in priority order) and the number of nominations. The covering letter is to be signed by the Chapter Chairman ONLY.

    15.   All Nomination Forms must be submitted in 1 Original Set only.

    1 Set   =  1 Nomination Form (+ 1 Photo) + 1 Citation

    16.   Chapters must submit all Nomination Forms by Monday, 1st October, 2014

    17.   Each Chapter is limited to 40 nominations ONLY.

    The Branch will only recognize Nominations by the Chapter Chairman.

    All Chapters MUST strictly adhere to the above Rules & Regulations. The Branch will not hesitate to reject any incompliance Nomination.

    Revised 2009/AL

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