Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Upcoming Activity: MAKNA Home Visit Team Visits Selangor Patients

MAKNA Home Visit team is responsible for paying visits to our cancer patients all year long. In March, they will be heading to Kuala Selangor, Banting and Bangi in Selangor to pay a courtesy call and check on our patients’ status and well-being.

These visits are important as they are meant to maintain rapport with patients, provide them the necessary support and comfort as well as encourage the keeping of their scheduled treatments at the hospitals. MAKNA also finds out from these visits if the patients are still alive or have passed on, and this bit of information is useful to MAKNA in helping its re-evaluation of the assistance already given. If it so happens that MAKNA comes across a deceased cancer patient during the visit, then MAKNA will act accordingly by discontinuing funding to the person/s concerned.

It also during this time where our team will also learn if the assistance provided to these patients is sufficient or otherwise. In a manner of speaking, our home visit team are “our eyes and ears” who updates our patients’ status and condition.

For this upcoming trip, we would like to extend our invitation to our donors or supporters who are interested to meet these cancer patients in person. When our Home Visit Team goes for the said trips in March, you may tag along with them. The trips have been planned from 6 March to 31 March, 2014.

As there are many patients to be visited, one trip will not be sufficient to cover all of them. However, for each visit, we are only able to accommodate a maximum of two guests.

There will be other similar opportunities to visit the patients in the future, and you will be kept posted on this. But for now, if you need more information or want to join the upcoming trip, kindly contact Cik Noraini at 03-2162 9178, ext 123.

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