PENANG’s Fo Yi Haemodialysis Society’s dream to have its third dialysis centre in the state is expected to materialise soon.
The Fo Yi Medicare Centre will be located in Jalan Permatang Damar Laut, Batu Maung.
The five-storey building will be built on a 0.2ha plot, consisting of a two-storey car park while the other three floors are for medical and other purposes.
Chairman Ooi Beng Soon said besides kidney patients, the centre, which is believed to be the sole one in Batu Maung, would cater to stroke patients as well.
“The building costs RM5mil but so far we’ve only managed to collect about RM4mil.
“This centre will have 48 dialysis machines compared to just 15 machines each at our other two centres in Jalan Munshi Abdullah and Jalan Hamilton,” he said at the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday.
He stressed that Fo Yi’s dialysis centres serve everyone irrespective of races or religion.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was present at the event, lauded the society’s move in helping the public while encouraging other religious organisations to do the same.
“This centre will be good for the kidney patients especially those who are staying at this area,” he said, Fo Yi Medicare Centre is expected to be opened in 2015. Those interested in donating, can contact 04-2825367 or 04-2825525.