TFA to invest on new Medical Centre in Brickfields

May 29, 2012

MALAYSIA – The Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) in Brickfields is planning a RM11mil charitable medical centre in Brickfields to provide affordable healthcare to the urban poor in the city.

The Sivashanta Medical Centre, which is likely to be built next year, will provide both Western and traditional medicine at affordable rates, TFA president V. Kanagasivam said.

“We are now in the midst of finalising the design and obtaining the necessary approvals to develop the medical centre,” he said, adding that they welcomed contributions from the public.

Recently, hundreds of visitors flocked to the institute’s grounds to enjoy a fun fair organised to raise funds.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin who launched the fair said the Government encouraged projects like the medical centre which could aid underprivileged Malaysians.

“Although the Government has already set up 1Malaysia clinics throughout the country to provide affordable healthcare, we encourage NGOs and other private organisations to help in any way they can,” he said.

There are currently 100 1Malaysia Clinics nationwide, and 50 more to be set up by December.

Visitors to a recent fair enjoyed various types of food including nasi lemak, capati, cakes, ice cream and cendol while they were treated to traditional dance performances by students of the TFA.

Among the booths set up included those offering palm-reading, fortune-telling and face painting activities.

On another matter, Raja Nong Chik announced that two multi-storey car parks would be built in Brickfields over the next year to help alleviate parking problems here.

He said the car parks, work on which will begin in the next three months, would be developed by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB).

Category: General health news

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