Sikhs start free clinic in KL

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 8 March 2015 | Asia Samachar |

Naam-Clinic-Opening-150307b2-sliderMALAYSIA: A group of Sikh medical personnel are all set to run a free clinic in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur town.

Naam Clinic will open on Sundays starting April 4 at Wisma Tatt Khalsa, Jalan Raja Alang, a multipurpose complex under Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa Diwan, one of the oldest gurdwaras in the city capital of Malaysia.

“Many need help in this town. When patients need specialist help, for example, we can provide them the necessary documentation,” said Dr Mandeep Singh, one of the volunteer doctors at the clinic.

The group have spent nearly RM70,000 for clinic renovation and stocking it with medicines. Medicine cost is estimated to be RM8,000 per month.

The group has appealed to the public to donate for the cause.

The effort, undertaken by the group under the banner of Naam Association Malaysia, had been in pipeline for sometime now.

DOCTORS AT WORK: Standing (L-R) Dr Mandeep Singh, Dr Sanjay, Dr Rupinder Singh, Dr Navinder Singh. Seated (L-R): Dr Harveen Kaur, Dr Roshni Kaur, Dr Preempreet Kaur.
DOCTORS AT WORK: Standing (L-R) Dr Mandeep Singh, Dr Sanjay, Dr Rupinder Singh, Dr Navinder Singh. Seated (L-R): Dr Harveen Kaur, Dr Roshni Kaur, Dr Preempreet Kaur.

In a Facebook update in April 2014, they had announced that the gurdwara had provided its ‘prime retail outlet in Wisma Tatt Khalsa for the purpose of setting up the clinic at no cost’.

“We have a network of very capable doctors and specialists to lend in their services for the clinic at no cost,” it added.

The idea is to set up a charitable clinic to provide free consultation and medication for the less fortunate regardless of race and religion.

Aside from Dr Mandeep, the other doctors in the pioneering batch of  volunteers are Dr Harveen Kaur, Dr Roshni Kaur, Dr Preempreet Kaur, Dr Sanjay, Dr Rupinder Singh and Dr Navinder Singh.

The clinic will operate on Sundays from 8am to 12 noon, and continue from 2-6pm. – ASIA SAMACHAR (8 March 2015)

Naam Clinic gets going. Some old folks who came calling on March 7 during the clinic's official launch. It will start operations on April 4.
Naam Clinic gets going. Some old folks who came calling on March 7 during the clinic’s official launch. It will start operations on April 4.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Waheguru Ji
    Great job
    Well done to all concerned
    Keep up the good work and may you open many such clinics all over Malaysia

  2. Well done doctors!!! This is indeed a most welcome and noble gesture. You guys are an example to others. Keep it going. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.

  3. Greate Job weldone TEAM…… GOD bless you …. all the best for your services to needed people in malaysia.

  4. Most impressed with the desire to help the less fortunate ensuring the utmost solid pillar of Sikhi-sarbat da bhala- is the guiding beacon to you all, and those that seek help.Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa waheguru Ji Ki fateh

  5. Well done! This is an excellent thing you are doing. Respect to all of you for your selfless act of kindness to fellow human beings. Wish you all the success in this noble endeavour.God bless you.

  6. This selfless physical, mental & material service and charitable work by these young doctors is commendable. I respect you all………….and wish you success. May the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji always be showered upon you doctors and support staff. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ka Fateh………

  7. Very impressed that all of you are dedicating your valuable time and knowledge to help the less fortunate. Standing by the Hippocratic Oath you took. God bless all of you in this worthy endeavor.

  8. Welcome the help, but religion should not be the reason for voluntary doctors to help the neediest:). Eventual these religion will betray the TRUTHS!

  9. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa waheguru ji Ki fateh.

    This is indeed a most welcome and noble gesture – upholding one of Gurmatt’s Pillars – Sarbatt Da Bhalla. Our Guru sahibs are known to have kept medicines for the needy – Guru Angad Sahib Ji,Guru Arjun Ji Saib and Guru Har Rai ji Sahib had well known Dwakhannas full of medicines and even Royalty from the Mughal Court at Delhi had on occasion approached the Gurus for help in this.

    This voluntary venture deserves the full support of the Sikh Sangats all over Malaysia. For this region this is a First. IN India, some of the well run Singh Sabha Gurdwars have such free clinics and voluntary doctors psychologists Dentists and physiotherapists on call on certain days. One such very well run free clinic I had observed is in the Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Gurdwara in Sector 34D of Chandigarh.

    I wish the volunteers and organisers of this SEWA VENTURE all the Best and pray the Gurus Kirpa bhariah Haath will be always on their heads. Gurparsaad Always.

    Jarnail Singh Gyani-Arshi Selayang

  10. It is great to see the real Sikhi being practised!!! basic principle of Sikhi is to help the less previleged, and to fight for injustice anywhere and everywhere in the world it takes place..

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