Haemodialysis association holds food and fun fair
A food and fun fair was held in conjunction with the second anniversary of the Kinabalu Haemodialysis Association at The Cruise in Tanjung Aru here yesterday. The main objective of the event, which was officiated by Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim, was to raise funds to support the operation cost of the association. President of the association, Lim Hoek Chye, said the centre needed about RM10,000 a month to maintain its four dialysis machines and pay the workers’ salary. According to him, the centre sources its funds from the public and other parties. Presently there are four patients seeking dialysis treatment at the centre which charges RM13 to RM15 per session. Lim said the centre is hoping to increase the number of patient to eight with the availability of new machines. “To achieve the target, we need support from the public, especially the Government, private sector and also non-governmental organisations,” he said.