Mon Space Group donated Malaysia 1st Bariatric Ambulance to SJAM爱心捐赠全马首辆超重病患救护车

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Mon Space Group has donated a brand new super-sized ambulance to St. John’s Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) to cater to the needs of obese patients. This is the first ambulance of its kind in Malaysia.

Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai, CEO of Mon Space Group, says that the addition of this super-sized ambulance to SJAM could save lives by making sure obese patients are able to get to the hospital on time during emergencies, and avoid the need to mobilise lorries or fire engines.

Vehicles such as this, known as ‘bariatric ambulances’, have larger doors and more space inside. The ambulance is also fitted with a specially-strengthened and motorised stretcher, which can take extra weight and make moving patients easier. The vehicle also comes with wider ramps.

The launch of this new ambulance worth RM1 million was held yesterday. SJAM also announced that Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai will donate another ambulance by this year.

According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey of 2015, obese Malaysians make up 17.7 per cent of the population while those who are overweight make up 30 per cent. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has given warning that the country is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Statistically, Malaysia is the most obese country in Asia with an obesity rate of more than 45.3% (BMI more than 25), according to British medical journal, The Lancet.

As the rate of obesity continues to rise, the dimensions of conventional ambulances are no longer able to accommodate bigger patients. This is rather problematic, because obese people are often more likely to need ambulance service due to health issues associated with weight.

Currently, obese patients have to depend on other vehicles such as lorries or even fire engines to bring them to hospitals. In April, a 250-kg man from Kampung Tanjung Gelam had to be transported by lorry to a hospital after suffering from a tummy ache and breathing difficulties. It took six personnel from the Civil Defence Department and 30 minutes just to move 28-year-old Mohamad Faisal Md Ali from his house to the lorry.

Earlier in February, firemen were mobilised to move an immobile, obese 60-year-old woman to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital. Zubidah Udin, who weighs about 250 kg, was brought to the hospital from her home in Simpang Pulai.  The patient was also required immediate treatment by the ambulance staff before she was taken to hospital for further treatment.

“The ambulance is not only built for obese patients. It also provides a better and bigger space for staff to work in.” says CEO and philanthropist Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai.

SJAM and the medical community are celebrating this milestone in Malaysia’s healthcare services.

“Ambulances are complicated vehicles and paramedics need safe, working tools to be able to help patients. It is also important for us to properly address the needs of obese patients in this country.” said one healthcare professional when interviewed.

The official launch of Malaysia’s first bariatric ambulance was graced by Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, the Sultan of Selangor.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Mon Space集团爱心捐赠  雪州圣约翰引进全马首辆超重病患救护车

Mon Space集团于星期日受邀出席一项由雪兰莪圣约翰救伤队(St. John’s Ambulance Malaysia State of Selangor )所主办的全马第一辆肥胖病人特殊救伤车(Launching of 1st Bariatric Ambulance in Malaysia)推介礼,而Mon Space集团是该辆肥胖病人特殊救伤车的捐赠者。

该辆救护车是专门为肥胖人士设计的救护车,拥有大型的车门以及宽广的空间,相比起一般只能容量120公斤的救护车,该辆救伤车可承载300公斤的重量。

救伤车配备了加强版的电动担架,可以负荷更多的重量也更容易搬动病患,该救护车也特别设计了一个更宽阔的坡道。

根据2015年国家健康与发病率调查(National Health and Morbidity Survey of 2015)显示,肥胖人士占大马人口的17.7%,而超重人士则占了30%。早前,卫生部长拿督斯里苏巴马廉博士(Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam)透露,随着我国的肥胖症与日俱增,越来越多的国人患上糖尿病和高胆固醇。

根据英国医学杂志《The Lancet》的一项研究显示,大马的肥胖人士是亚洲国家之冠,肥胖比例是45.3%(体重指数超过25)。

随着国人肥胖和超重问题日益严重,一般的救伤车已不能载送这些体型较大或是超重的病患,而需依赖罗厘或是消防车载送。

例如今年三月,就有一位体重约250公斤的39岁巫裔男子因身体不适而需紧急入院,救伤车抵达现场时,发现无法容纳这位体型庞大的病患,立即致电给消拯局寻求帮助,最终劳动了6民消拯局人员,用床垫抬他上消拯局的罗厘,送院治疗。

这也是为医院载送病患多年的大马圣约翰救伤队一直面对的问题。

为此,雪州滨海区圣约翰救伤队于一年前开始筹划引进一辆专门载送肥胖人士得救伤车。

而Mon Space集团了解圣约翰救伤队多年来的困扰,决定捐赠一辆专门载送肥胖人士的救伤车给圣约翰救伤队,以便圣约翰救伤队能更加深入帮助民众。

昨日,该辆价值100万令吉的奔驰315型号的救伤车正式举行推介。

Mon Space集团总裁拿督斯里赖彩云博士(Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai)表示,该辆全马第一辆肥胖病人特殊救伤车能帮助圣约翰救伤队拯救更多肥胖人士的性命,无需在病况危急时,依赖罗厘以及消防车载送。

“这辆超重病患救护车不仅让肥胖人士受惠,对救护人员而言更是方便,因为救伤车的宽阔空间更利于救护人员为病患进行急救”,拿督斯里赖彩云博士说道。

而这一辆全马第一辆专为肥胖病患设计的救伤车被列入了大马纪录大全(Malaysian Book of Records)。此外,雪州滨海区救伤队也获得最长时间救伤车服务以及最多救伤车队的大马记录殊荣。

“救伤车是构造复杂的车辆,因此救护人员的安全非常重要,因为过去就有救护人员因无法抬起肥胖病患导致脊椎受伤的事件,加强版的电动担架则让救护人员免于伤害。此外,超重病患救伤车也能善解决了国内肥胖人士的需求”,雪州圣约翰救伤队总指挥拿督斯里杨金同受访时透露。

 雪州圣约翰救伤队邀请了尊贵的雪兰莪苏丹沙拉夫丁陛下(Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj)为全马第一辆肥胖病人特殊救护车推介礼主持开幕。

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