6 September 2015 – The International Medical University (IMU) continues its efforts in the use of complementary medicine by launching its IMU Community Centre at Plaza Salak Park. This Community Centre was established this year with the primary purpose of supporting the surrounding community with affordable quality healthcare services.
Through its integrated services, the community will be able to gain access to chiropractic and Chinese Medicine treatments as well as individualised nutrition and dietary counselling. In future, there will also be dental services at the Community Centre. Full speeches of YB Teresa Kok and Prof Winnie Chee. Based on IMU’s commitment to provide high quality education and training instilled with intrinsic values of ethics, compassion and service to the community, patients can be rest assured on the quality of care, professionalism and efficacy of IMU’s healthcare services. Patients at the Community Centre have a choice to be treated by a registered professional or by a final year student in training at a nominal fee.
At this Community Centre, less-privileged members of the communities will be able to seek treatments at a subsidised fee. Eligible patients of household income less than RM5,000 per month will be able to apply for fund under the University’s IMU Cares programme which is supported by Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund. Find out more about the IMU Community Centre by clicking here. The Community Centre was launched today by Seputeh Member of Parliament, YB Teresa Kok, who has been very supportive of this endeavor. The launching features complimentary public health screenings and a series of public talks by our experts at IMU. These include talks on back pain, tuina for children and healthy teeth for children.
Commenting on the benefit to the less-privileged members of the community, Teresa Kok said, “With this support, it is my fervent hope that the community will empower themselves and make full use of the facilities and services at the IMU Community Centre to manage and improve their wellbeing. We will also look forward to more comprehensive services at the Centre as the needs of the community grows.”
Professional dietitians were on hand throughout the event to bring the public on a “Supermarket Tour” and educate them on making informed decisions in managing their daily food consumption towards better health. Related story: Experiential Learning for Future Nutritionists