Georgetown- The Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Dato' Seri Dr Wan Azizah Bt Wan Ismail launched the Anjung Kasih initiative at the Penang General Hospital on Sunday, 3rd of March 2019. The officiated the initiative in her capacity as the nation's Deputy Prime Minister and also the Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development.
The Anjung Kasih is a initiative by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and Yayasan Kebajikan Negara (YKN) to provide temporary accommodation to the families of patients who are undergoing medical treatment in the government hospital. It is targeted for the families of B40 category, especially those who do not afford to rent a room outside. the YAB DPM said on her Facebook Page that "Anjung Kasih Pulau Pinang sudah memberi manfaat kepada 103 orang penghuni sejak beroperasi 9 Jan lepas." ending with expressing her gratefulness by saying "Alhamdulillah".
Among those who attended the event was Penang State Executive Councilor for Agriculture, Agro-based industries, Rural development and Health, YB Dr Afif Bahardin, State Health department officials, State Community Department officials and doctors and administrators from Penang general Hospital.
SPT News is overwhelmed to see the government taking initiatives to reduce the financial burden of our middle-class, B40 families and better improve our nation's healthcare system so that it truly benefits our people. It is our desire and ambition to see this initiative to be expanded throughout Seberang Perai Tengah and the state of Pulau Pinang.
Together as a Community!!!