Great Eastern Takaful (GETB) visited Ronald McDonald House (RMH) at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) recently as part of its collaboration with Khadijah International Waqf (L) Foundation’s (KIWF) programme to distribute Infaq Pek Iftar to the 14 families currently boarding at RMH.
Great Eastern Takaful Berhad was represented by CEO Shahrul Azlan Shahriman and Head of Marketing Nurul Sheila Khalib while KIWF was represented by Hajjah Rohani Mohd Shahir.
Healthcare Assistant Raja Siti Nuraini Raja Zahri gave a briefing on RMH, after which GETB officials met a single mother and her 7-year old daughter from Pahang who were staying at the home while waiting for her follow-up treatment.
Those who take up residence here for RM5 per night are mostly parents of children admitted in the hospital’s child oncology ward. Some of these children have been warded for as long as 6 months due to the complicated nature of the illness. These outstation parents are mostly from the low-income group and cannot afford overnight hotel or motel rates, even for short stays. Others who stay at RMH are outstation kids who require follow-up treatment and consultation.
KIWF is currently raising funds to set up a similar concept home for families with children warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
KIWF’s Infaq Pek Iftar is part of its larger Majlis Ilmu Khadijah, which is a collaboration with 5 influencers that work together to raise funds for worthy causes.