Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh
August 16, 2012
Get Together for 100 Transport Operators and Local Authorities
MALACCA, 14 August 2012 – Over a hundred taxi association members, ferry and flight operators, immigration and customs personnel, and various local authorities were collectively treated to the annual ‘buka puasa’ event hosted by Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh (PHAK) recently.
PHAK Marketing personnel, Amy Norina and Mitch Cho seen here alongside Hotel Seri Costa’s chef, spearheaded the ‘buka puasa’ event.
Tan Yew Aik, PHAK’s Senior Operations Manager, alongside with the management team, were present to break the fast together with the guests. The celebration, which took place at Hotel Seri Costa, is held in appreciation of the continued assistance and support rallied by the various transport operators and local authorities over the years.
More than 100 guests were present to break fast with PHAK.
Guests were invited to dine to a sumptuous spread of Ramadan buffet featuring an array of traditional Malay delicacies, kuih and cakes. Activities during the celebration included gifting of Raya hampers to representatives of the various organizations and lucky draws. Winners went home with Raya hampers, shopping mall vouchers, unique PHAK merchandise and goodie bags. PHAK, in turn, received a token of appreciation from the Malacca Port Taxi Drivers and Car Rental Welfare Association.
Tan Yew Aik, PHAK Senior Operations Manager receiving a token of appreciation from the Malacca Port Taxi Drivers and Car Rental Welfare Association.
PHAK’s Chief Executive Officer, Gan Kong Hoe who expressed his regret at being unable to attend the ‘buka puasa’ celebration said, “These operators and authorities are valued affiliates of the hospital and their services yielded have benefited not only the local community but in particular the foreign patients that have increasingly poured into Malacca to seek healthcare services. We believe that the effort to reach out and care for our local community is vital as we join hands in establishing quality health tourism in Malacca”.
With the growing medical tourism industry in Malaysia in recent years, PHAK has been experiencing a positive increase in foreign patient numbers. The ‘buka puasa’ enables the hospital and the local community to foster closer ties in facilitating a robust working relationship. According to Gan, “With PHAK recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Health as one of the health tourism hospitals identified to promote Malaysia as a health tourist destination, we strive to offer affordable, top-notch medical treatment to our foreign patients, with support from our local transport operators and authorities”.
First prize winner of the lucky draw activity, receiving a Raya hamper from Tan.
The evening ended with much delight from the guests. Many were grateful to be presented with the occasion to get together and give thanks in spite of their busy work schedules to celebrate the Ramadan month. They expressed their pleasure at having received a warm reception from the PHAK management team.