UNHCR-registered refugees receive medical attention from SEGians

SEGi University in partnership with Rotary Club KL Diraja and Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia, held a medical camp for UNHCR-registered refugees from Pakistan on February 26, 2023, in a community school in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The refugees are allowed to use public health facilities, but they have to pay a foreigner surcharge, making it unaffordable for them. The medical camp attempted to examine refugees for fundamental medical and ocular health issues that few had ever been screened for before arriving in Malaysia, such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and eyesight.

A total of 215 refugees were checked at the medical camp. The results indicate that 89 need additional attention, such as a new pair of corrective spectacles, an advanced optometric examination, or medical treatment for eye disorders. Furthermore, many were discovered to be at high risk of noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and they were allowed to contact an on-site doctor.

24 final year optometry students carried out the eye health examination under the supervision of two SEGi University teachers. The screening includes a BMI check and tests for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Rotary Club KL Diraja contributed $2000 USD to the project.

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