VITAL MEDICAL TREATMENT IN MALAYSIA

Teh Seng Huat is 64 years old and has been suffering kidney failure for the last 6 years.

His condition causes severe difficulty with breathing and painful swelling in the legs. The severe symptoms mean that Seng Huat could no longer work and treatment at the private clinic was becoming a huge drain on the family.

It was at the right time that Seng Huat heard about the St John dialysis centre, situated nearby to where he lived. Seng Huat now visits the centre three times a week.

"St John nurses treat me well. They take their job seriously and I enjoy coming to the centre for Dialysis. Most importantly, the service helps me to reduce the suffering of the illness”

This Dialysis centre was opened in 2002, but St John have been operating centres since 1993 to meet a need in the community for people experiencing serious problems with their kidneys.

Kidney failure is often caused by diabetes and high blood pressure – two of the fastest growing non-communicable diseases. The Haemodialysis service is vital for filtering out the harmful substances in the blood when the kidney is unable to do so.

St John Malaysia manages 16 dialysis centres with more than 200 machines and currently more than 500 patients are under care.
Much of the cost for these vital services is generated from public donations.

"St John has done a good deed for the community. If it was not for St John, a lot of patients are unable to get the service they need” - Teh Sen Huat, St John Dialysis service user





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