Clinic business

Donation of a high-tech disinfection robot for a free clinic in KL

A HEALTH center welcomed a state-of-the-art robot to its premises to bolster sanitation efforts with the help of a local electronics leader.

EITA Resources Bhd (EITA) donated a disinfection robot to Tzu Chi Free Buddhist Clinic, Kuala Lumpur during a handover ceremony held at Wisma LTS in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.

This donation was part of the company’s social responsibility efforts.

EITA mainly specializes in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of elevator systems, electrical and electronic equipment and components.

The robot named Puductor 2 was manufactured by Pudu Robotics, a technology-focused company based in Shenzhen, China, which specializes in commercial service robots.

EITA Group Chief Executive and Founder Fu Wing Hoong said the robot was a vital asset for public health, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With today’s technological advances, it’s almost impossible to avoid considering the application of advanced robotics in everyday use,” Fu said.

“Puductor 2 is equipped with ultrasonic dry fog disinfection and 360 degree sterilization. Successful implementation of the robot would mean creating a safe and sanitized environment for patients and clinic staff.

Fu said his role as commissioner of the Tzu Chi Buddhist Benevolent Foundation inspired him to make the gesture of goodwill.

“As society progresses, we must not forget our moral roots, for good deeds sustain our businesses and our environments.

“At EITA, we strive to foster the spirit of volunteerism among our staff to expand their hearts and embrace a life of compassion.

“The Tzu Chi Free Clinic is a good humanistic example of community service by providing important health services to the underprivileged,” he said.

The director of the Tzu Chi Free Buddhist Clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Foo Seay Liang, a physician by profession, is also the head of the refugee affairs department of the Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia.

Dr Foo stressed the importance of philanthropy and providing charitable health care to the needy.

“For vulnerable people, modern health care has become impractical and financially demanding. In reality, charity and medicine should go hand in hand.

“Thus, our clinic provides free health care to low-income people, disabled patients, care recipients and refugees,” Dr. Foo added.

The free healthcare center also has branches in Melaka, Kedah and Penang, serving refugees from around 50 countries.

EITA also worked with the foundation on a group-wide recycling campaign, where recyclables were collected to raise money as financial aid for charity.