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Thursday, 21 January 2010

BBRAeNEWS No.289 - An Interview with Uncle Jaya Kumar and The Haemodialysis Association Klang (Part I).

Dear Residents,
An Interview with Uncle Jaya Kumar and The Haemodialysis Association Klang.
(Part I)

- Andrew Sum

On 20th January,2010, I went to The Haemodialysis Association Klang and did an interview with Uncle Jaya Kumar. Uncle Jaya Kumar is also a Committee Member of The Bandar Botanic Residents Association in charge of Cassia Precinct and also the editing of BBRA Warta Magazine.

Personal Profile
Uncle Jaya Kumar is retired air force personnel, with the Royal Malaysian Air Force. He was a Warrant Officer and Air Quarter Master in charge of the royal air force crew members of the Caribon aircrafts. The Caribon aircrafts are used for various tasking such as:
Carrying Cargo
Carrying VIPS
Carrying paratroops
Air drop supplies to the interior
Medical excavations
Carrying passengers and royalties

He served in the Royal Air Force for a total of 22 years. During the last few years of his service, he was the crew chief for his squadron and a master trainer for new air squadron.
He served in Kuala Lumpur and Labuan and during his years of service, he traveled all over South East Asian countries. He did his basis training in United Kingdom for a total of one and a half years.
He is married with three children. The eldest is a daughter with the Ministry of Health. The second son is a doctor in Klang General Hospital. The third son is a lecturer in the Malacca Technical University.

The Haemodialysis Association Klang.
The Haemodialysis Association Klang is located at No.84, Lorong Jelutong, Taman Selatan, Klang. This association was set up and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Klang. It is a non-profit Community Service Project.
Here Jaya Kumar is a administrative officer since 1998, a period of 12 years. His job is basically taking care of the Haemodialysis Center.

He has 4 qualified and trained staff nurse (1 man and 3 lady), and five nursing aids and one housekeeper working for him.
Josephene is the Head Nurse and I also interviewed her. She has got about 20 years of experience in dialysis.
There are about 39 patients there at the moment. Most of them are poor patients depending on charity from non profitable organizations. Therefore, whatever being charged to them is the actual cost. Most of the patients are sponsored by on of the followings:
Government subsidies
Tzu Chi
Welfare Department
SP Setia Foundation (in which Yan Sri Lee Lam Thye is the Chairman).
Selangor State Government (under Dr Xavier Kumar, he is the Selangor Exco Member and he sponsored 7 patients)
Charity from kind hearted individuals.

The Haemodialysis Association Klang also organized fund raising activities such as Food Fairs and Charity Dinners. Their new building across the road, is still short of funds.

During the course of my interview, I also met two medical students from International Medical University who came to observe, study and do research about dialysis. They are Miss Low Mei Xiu and Miss Tan Jun Ee.
(In my personal opinion, Uncle Jaya Kumar is one of the Roman Senators of BBRA who dares to go where Angels fear to tread).
To be continued...

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