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ASSISS Sabah conducts inaugural mobile clinic mission

Dr Michael Raj treats one of the patients, Kg Timpangoh Sugud, 23 July 2017.

SUGUD, Penampang – The Assunta Integrated Social Services Sabah (ASSISS Sabah) conducted its inaugural mobile clinic mission at Kg Timpangoh here on 23 July 2017.

The team consisted of some 22 volunteers including four doctors and Sister Elizabeth Tan of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Petaling Jaya.

Doctor Michael Raj, head of the Catholic Doctors Association, gave a health talk to the 100 people who came before services began at the hut below St Benedict’s Church.

In this first mission, the doctors were able to treat 78 patients from 10 am to 2 pm.  The mobile clinic will return to Kg Timpangoh every third Sunday of the month.

ASSISS Sabah all set to have its inaugural mobile clinic mission

Father Kiun blesses the ASSISS Sabah office, SHPC, 15 July 2017.

KOTA KINABALU – Assunta Integrated Social Services (ASSISS) Sabah is all set to have its inaugural mobile clinic mission come July 23 at a village in Penampang.

This was disclosed after the blessing of its office at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre Basement here on 15 July 2017.

Father Mitchelly Kiun officiated the rite of blessing in the presence of some 20 organisers and volunteers.

ASSISS, established under the Assunta Foundation, a hospital founded in 1954 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), was formed to help those in need.  It depends on public support and donations to maintain, promote and grow in services.

For ASSISS the poor are patients (regardless of race and religion) with a combined family income of less han RM1,500 per month.

Basic healthcare or end of life care is given through free consultation and treatment, medical monitoring, health promotion – advocacy, and education awareness.  Compassionate emotional, psychological and spiritual care and services are provided to patients, relatives and hospital staff.

With the permission of Archbishop John Wong, ASSISS Sabah has set up its office at SHPC Basement.  Dymphna Ubing will man the office.

The mobile clinic will begin its mission at Kg Timpangoh Penampang on July 23 and thereafter visit the place every third Sunday of the month.

Located in a valley not too far from Sugud in Penampang, Kg Timpangoh can be accessed by car through a hilly journey of roughly 30 minutes from Penampang.

Formed on 10 May 2017, ASSISS Sabah is headed by Patricia Ubing.  Volunteers, especially those in the medical line, are welcome to join the organisation.

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