SSVP donates facemasks and hand sanitisers to dialysis centre

The Society of St Vincent De Paul (SSVP) Conference of Sacred Heart has been actively doing its part in caring for the poor and the underprivileged within the conference jurisdiction, even during the Movement Control Order (MCO).

May 31, 2020

By Bernard Anthony
The Society of St Vincent De Paul (SSVP) Conference of Sacred Heart has been actively doing its part in caring for the poor and the underprivileged within the conference jurisdiction, even during the Movement Control Order (MCO). This includes the Good Health NKF Dialysis Centre which is owned by the Conference but managed by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and is situated opposite the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Health in Kampung Pandan.

Sacred Heart Conference SSVP member S Perry said that since the beginning of the MCO, the Conference has given face masks and hand sanitizers to the dialysis centre.

He said that apart from this, the conference also provided some foodstuff from mid-March 2020 to April 2020 to the dialysis centre for the benefit of both the patients and nurses during the MCO period.

On May 27, parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr Edwin Peter, together with two SSVP members, Agnes and Perry visited the Good Health NKF Dialysis Centre to distribute face masks and hand sanitizers to every patient and nurse present. The trio strictly followed the SOP by keeping their distance from the patients as well as by wearing face masks.

Perry said around 100 bottles of hand sanitizers were distributed for the well-being of the 76 patients and 19 nurses serving at this dialysis centre. Fr Edwin personally handed the five boxes of face masks (several hundred pieces) and bottles of hand sanitizers as he briefly met those patients present for their dialysis treatment.

The patients were pleased to meet Fr Edwin even though it was just for a brief moment. Fr Edwin also commended the SSVP for taking care of these people, especially in this time of need.

Perry said that the face masks distributed were donated by the SSVP National Council and the sanitizers by the Sacred Heart Conference.

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