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RC on 24-hour alert for CNY

Monday, February 8th, 2016
DCP Thaiveegan, accompanied by Yeang (right), giving out a goodie bag and road safety pamphlet to a motorist after the launch of the ambulance service.

DCP Thaiveegan, accompanied by Yeang (right), giving out a goodie bag and road safety pamphlet to a motorist after the launch of the ambulance service.

FIVE Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) ambulances and 150 members are on 24-hour standby in Penang until Thursday to assist in emergencies.

MRCS Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said each ambulance is equipped with the Hospital Emergency Ambulance Radio Link for communication with other ambulances, government hospitals, St John Ambulance Malaysia, Civil Defence Department and other emergency medical services.

“Working on shifts, four MRCS members are stationed on the island, north Seberang Prai, central Seberang Prai and south Seberang Prai.

“Our members are well-trained in first aid, pre-hospital care and basic life support,” she added.

“They will give immediate help to casualties involved in road accidents,” she said at the launching of the 24-hour ambulance service recently.

“We advise the public to call 999 in emergencies.

“All calls will go to the nearest hospital, and the hospital will then assign the case to the nearest available ambulance,” she said.

State deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan, who was also present, said the likelihood of accidents increased during festive seasons and police were taking proactive measures such as Ops Selamat, which would end on Feb 15.

He also reminded the public who were going away for their celebrations or holidays to ensure that their homes were properly secured.

“They could also inform the nearest police station and we will increase the frequency of police patrolling in their area,” he added.

Also present were state MRCS branch director Chow Thian Pow, treasurer Chris Tan, Combase Board chairman Ken Lee, MRCS Penang Island branch chief Nancy Cheah and state Road Safety Department officer Sarimah Jaafar.

Red Crescent on 24-hour alert for CNY

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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.

Charity fair to fund ambulance service

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

THE Penang branch of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) will hold its MRC Charity Fair 2014 on May 18 at the All Season Place mall in Bandar Baru Air Itam in a bid to raise RM150,000 for its Community-based Ambulance Service (ComBase) project.

Event organising chairman Chua Seong Hai said coupons were now being sold at RM20 per booklet the MRC office (04-8275678) in Jalan Grove and the malls management office.

The coupons can be used to purchase food, items and services offered in the malls shops, which will be having special discounts during the event from 10am to 4pm.

Proceeds collected will then be channelled to the ComBase project which is operating 12-hour ambulance service centres in Permatang Tinggi and Butterworth on the mainland and Batu Maung on the island, he told a press conference recently.

Also present were MRC Penang branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang and Air Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai.

Wong started the ball rolling by donating RM2,000 from his allocation as encouragement for the private sector and individuals to donate.

He said the ambulance service benefited Penangites as MRC Penang had always rallied round to support the state government and its agencies in times of disasters.

Support a good cause: Wong (in white) and Yeang (third left) posing for a group photo during the press conference on the MRC Charity Fair 2014 to be held on May 18.

Support a good cause: Wong (in white) and Yeang (third left) posing for a group photo during the press conference on the MRC Charity Fair 2014 to be held on May 18.

MRCs ambulance project receives RM40,000 boost

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

State Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development chairman Chong Eng said she would also be donating a sum of RM1,000 from her portfolio, as part of the initiative to encourage other members of the corporate sector and individuals to give their support to the MRC ComBase.

Since the MRC ComBase first started its services in 2007, it has provided ambulance service to attend to victims of road accidents before sending them to hospitals.

By including the cost of the staff, equipment, disposal items, petrol and vehicle maintenance, I understand that the cost would reach approximately RM600,000 annually for the three centres it has now in Penang.

It is an admirable humanitarian and outreach work which has contributed to various patients better chances of survival during emergencies, she said during the mock cheque presentation at Eastin Hotel recently.

MRC Penang Branch chairman Datuk B.J. Yeang said the MRC ComBase was the first 12-hour ambulance service centre in Permatang Tinggi in central Seberang Prai.

She said that following positive local feedback, the two other centres in Butterworth and Batu Maung were opened in January 2013 and January this year respectively.

Chong also oversaw the handing over of 20kg of old computers, CPUs, keyboards, computer accessories, speakers and laptops by the hotels Green Committee chairman Fong King Hong to the Spastic Childrens Association after the cheque presentation.

Red Crescent to be on standby during holidays

Monday, January 27th, 2014

THE Malaysian Red Cresent (MRC) Penang Branch will be on standby round the clock for a week from tomorrow to provide emergency services.

Penang MRC chairman Datuk B. J. Yeang said the 24-hour service for the Chinese New Year period was launched in conjunction with Ops Selamat to help reduce the number of accident-related deaths during this festive season. “We have 11 ambulances on standby and our paramedics and members will provide quick response when an accident occurs,” she said during the launch of the service at Traders Hotel Penang yesterday. “They will be on the scene to help treat the injured before sending them to hospital,” she added.

She said the paramedics and volunteers who would be on duty were trained in first aid, pre-hospital trauma care and basic life support. Yeang said more than 150 MRC volunteers would be on duty during the seven-day period. She urged the public to call ‘999’ in case of any emergency, adding that the call would be directed to the nearest hospital which will then assign the case to the nearest available ambulance on standby.

Penang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mazlan Kesah, who was present at the launching, thanked the MRC Penang volunteers for their selfless devotion to the public. He advised road users to be careful when driving and always be on the alert. “If you feel tired during your journey, please stop at the rest stops and always remember not to speed. “Also check your vehicles and ensure that they are in good condition before starting your journey,” SAC Mazlan said.

Vital service: SAC Mazlan (in blue) and Yeang flagging off the Malaysian Red Crescent ambulances after the press conference.

Vital service: SAC Mazlan (in blue) and Yeang flagging off the Malaysian Red Crescent ambulances after the press conference.

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