Volunteers of St John Ambulance Malaysia are currently reaching out to villagers in the district of Semenyih through a mobile outreach clinic programme. The aim is to bring healthcare service directly to the people, using a vehicle specially designed for doctors to provide consultation. It is especially useful in providing medical care to rural folk and underserved communities. The group that visited the village comprised of three medical doctors, one pharmacist, one registered nurse and two student nurses, and thirty first-aiders.
Patients are treated for flu, fever, cough, wounds, eye problems and high blood pressure. However, depending on the severity of cases, some could be referred to a clinic or hospital for further action. The programme provides a learning opportunity for St John volunteers and exposure to community service.
TheStarTV.com has made a report on the topic (see above).
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