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Mass Learning CPR session

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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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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.

Mass CPR carnival in Penang

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
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.

Aid flows in via mall initiative

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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.

Let’s make New Year vow to give

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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THE 10th Penang Golden New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration (PG2015) will see a fundraising initiative held in aid of the flood victims in the country.

PG2015 organised by CreatiVision D.C. Sdn Bhd and endorsed by the Penang Municipal Council will be held from 5pm to midnight on Wednesday.

CreatiVision managing director Adelyn Lim said the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) would be setting up a counter during PG2015 to collect aid for the flood victims.

“Every event must be able to ‘send a message’, and this event can be a platform to help the victims of floods.

“The public can hand over donations at the MRCS counter at the Esplanade from 10am until after midnight on Wednesday.

“There will also be a cycling event called the ‘Ride of Light’ in which G-Club Penang Cyclists is the co-organiser,” Lim said during an interview at Glow Penang in Macalister Road on Saturday.

Lim said the cycling route would cover the Esplanade, Farquhar Street, Penang Road, Prangin Street and Beach Street.

“The MRCS and a van will be following the route to collect items donated by the public between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

“Those who are along the route and wish to donate can call 019-2720999 or 019-2272000,” she said.

Lim asked the public to keep themselves updated by visiting CreatiVision’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/creativision.

She said the initiative to help the flood victims was called ‘Love from Penang Fund Raising Campaign for the Flood Victims’.

“The initiative is by Rainbow of Life Forces (ROLF): Gold Ribbon Grant-A-Wish Campaign.

“ROLF is the charity arm of CreatiVision,” she said.

Lim added that there would be no fireworks display during PG2015. Instead, a moment of silence will be observed.

At a press conference in Glow Penang, MRCS island chapter chairman Nancy Cheah said the preferred form of donation was cash.

“The cash is needed so that supplies can be obtained as required from sources closer to the affected areas.

“However, those who wish to donate foodstuff can contribute canned food, milk, and Milo among other items.

“Donations can also be made via cheque to MRCS Penang Branch or via deposit to its account in Public Bank (3087736505).

“The public can call MRCS Penang Branch at 04-8275678 for more details,” Cheah said.

For more details of PG2015, the public can visit www.9-creativision.com or CreatiVision’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/creativision.

Alternatively, call its hotline (03-62500999 or 019-2694000).

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