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The 130th Anniversary Celebration & The Grand Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Charitable Hospital

07 Jun 2022
The 130th Anniversary Celebration & The Grand Opening Ceremony of Kek Lok Si Charitable Hospital
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Having gone through three Ministers of Health, the Kek Lok Si Charitable Hospital was finally launched officially!

The Hospital is the first Buddhist hospital in Malaysia, fully funded by the Kek Lok Si Foundation. It was set up and completed after ten years of hard work.

The Hospital started its operations on July 18, 2021 and was officially opened on December 22, 2021. It is a non-profit private hospital open to all Malaysian citizens regardless of race and religion.

Venerable Jit Heng the Board Chairman of the Hospital, thanked the three Ministers of Health, namely Tan Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Dato' Seri Dr. Subramaniam and the current Minister Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin for their assistance and approval given to the charitable hospital, which aims to alleviate the financial burden of more patients seeking healthcare treatment.

Among those who were present at the opening ceremony were Hospital Director and Chairman of the Celebration Committee, Dato' Seri Ooi Teik Heng, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, Deputy Minister of Health Dato' Azmi, former Minister of Health Tan Sri Liow Tiong Lai, representative of former Minister of Health Dato' Seri Subramaniam, Dato' Siva, Chinese Consul General in Penang Lu Shih Wei, Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera Wong Hon Wai, Penang Executive Councillor Chong Eng, Air Itam State Assemblyman Joseph Ng, and the President of the Malaysian Buddhist Association, Venerable Jicheng of the Malaysian Buddhist Association and Hospital Medical Superintendent Dato' Dr. Teng Hock Nan.

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