The UTAR Hospital Ambulance donated by Thiam Lai Yean Foundation was officially handed over to UTAR Hospital on 21 May 2022 at T&CM Centre, UTAR Hospital, Kampar.
The handover ceremony was graced by Advisory Committee Members of Thiam Lai Yean Foundation Madam Lim Yoke Cheng and Madam Lim Yoke Ping; Chairman of UTAR Hospital Board and Member of UTAR Council Ir Academician Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik; UTAR President, Interim CEO of UTAR Hospital and Member of UTAR Council Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat; UTAR Council Member Datuk Lim Si Cheng, UTAR Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relations Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong; Member of UTAR Hospital Board Assoc Prof Dr Te Kian Keong, Member of Thiam Lai Yean Foundation Teh Shen Li, UTAR Hospital staff and UTAR staff.
In his speech, Tan Sri Chuah said, “UTAR is very grateful to Thiam Lai Foundation for your donation of an ambulance to UTAR Hospital. Your generosity will greatly benefit not only the Hospital but also the community who will need the ambulance service for emergency cases and the elderly who have no transport. UTAR is also indeed honoured and privileged to receive a total of RM3million as a donation from the Thiam Lai Yean Foundation for the UTAR-Lim Yong Keat Student Loan for students pursuing their studies in UTAR engineering programmes, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as well as medical staff members who are undergoing the Medical Specialist Training programmes sponsored by UTAR and UTAR Hospital. We deeply appreciate this donation and we are happy that Thiam Lai Yean Foundation and UTAR share the same goal in ensuring that deserving students, regardless of their backgrounds, have the opportunity to receive quality education and pursue tertiary studies.”
Echoing Tan Sri Chuah’s sentiment, Madam Yoke Cheng said, “On behalf of the Thiam Lai Yean Foundation, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to UTAR Hospital for this honour and opportunity to participate in fulfilling the motto of the UTAR Hospital— by the people for the people. I would like to especially thank Datuk Lim Si Cheng for sharing with us about the hospital. That has led to this relationship we now have with UTAR and UTAR Hospital.”
The ceremony ensued with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the handover of the UTAR Hospital Ambulance by the Thiam Lai Yean Foundation and subsequently ended with group photographs, UTAR Hospital tour and a luncheon session.