THE Penang government today received a piece of good news as the Penang Medical Practitioners Society (PMPS) had vowed to assist the state in its fight against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Having been actively involved in community programmes such as free medical camps, health carnivals and many others, PMPS is once again ready to offer its services to the community, this time to aid those greatly impacted by the coronavirus.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who warmly welcomed the delegation at his office, commended their thoughts of assisting the state during this trying period.
“The spirit of working together has been tremendous, and the Penang government is particularly moved when such organisations (like PMPS) come forward to help.
“PMPS which is represented by a group of highly experienced medical professionals, can surely be of help. Their areas of expertise will be relevant when combatting this pandemic,” Chow said during the courtesy visit by PMPS today.
The delegation led by its president Dr Parmjit Singh, said that PMPS is always ready to offer its services for the benefit of the state and its people, be it during good or bad times.
“We are all specialised in various sections within the medical field, and if there is any kind of assistance that the state requires from us, we are willing to provide,” Dr Parmjit said.
Established in 1932, PMPS is the oldest medical practitioners’ society in Malaysia, which is purely run by experienced private medical practitioners.
PMPS was set up with an aim to create social interaction among doctors, offer their areas of expertise to assist the government and helping communities in need of medical assistance.
Story by Kevin Vimal
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