Two Decades of Medical Outreach Projects
With the 1st Medical Outreach carried out in 14-Jun-98 to Kg Timpanggol Laut, Penampang to the 20th Medical Outreach in 25-Apr-15 to Kg. Tiong Widu, Tambunan, RC Luyang has served 5,000 villagers throughout the years.
RC Luyang has been consistently carried out Medical Outreach throughout the years by providing free medical and dental treatment to the rural folks. For 18 years from 1998 till 2015, Rotary Club of Luyang has collaborated with Rotary Club of Raffles City and various district hospitals to carry out 20 Medical Outreach in villages throughout Sabah and treated more than 5,000 villagers.
A major medical outreach, as reported by Rtn. Datuk Dr. Rajagopal on Medical Outreach Sook, Keningau shall be as follows:
On 15-Mar-2003, about 50 Rotarian and families from Rotary Club of Luyang and Rotary Club of Raffles City and Doctors, Rotaractors, Pharmaceutical Assistants, Medical Assistants from the Eye Department, Dental Assistants, Rural Health Nurses were in Sook to carry out the Joint Medical and Dental Outreach.
The group were in Sook for the weekend to offer free medical and dental treatment to villagers from surrounding areas. The two days saw more than 800 people being treated for various medical complaints and tooth extraction. The Project which was a great success also included the distribution of used clothing, magazines, books and food items to the villagers. All the children present were dewormed. The success of this project was a joint effort by all concerned, including the Assistant District Officer, Mr. George Kandavu and his fellow officers who were on hand to assist in this project which was held at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Sook. The State Minister of Cultural, Youth & Sport, YB Tan Sri Datuk Panglima Joseph Kurup was also present to give moral support to them.