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16 Navigators - Mobile Clinic

Who we are?

We are a team of like-minded friends who takes pleasure in doing our bit within our respective capacities to give back to the communities we live in, with love and compassion.

Our team of 26 volunteers is lead by Sis Kathy Ong who is our Overall Coordinator and Dr Jyothi Prasad (Dr Jyo) who is a Volunteer Doctor. Currently we have two Volunteer Doctors – Dr Jyo himself and Dr Rudy Bright Wee – and we expect more to join us soon.

Dr Jyo has 37 years of experience as a medical practitioner including significant experiences in medical voluntary work. He has spent 3 years (2003 – 2006) in Timor Leste under their Ministry of Health where he provided public health services in a remote district hospital at Maliana as well as health clinics and health posts throughout the remote Bobonaro district. He has also helped to obtain essential facilities which the hospital did not previously have such as an operating theatre, anesthesia, ultrasound, x-ray, blood bank and a basic lab. Prior to that, Dr Jyo spent 2 years (2001 – 2003) in Cambodia where he set up and registered the only legal medical practice, Surya Medical Services in Phnom Penh besides serving street children and training rural basic medics to work in remote areas. He is currently a permanent locum tenen with a private clinic in Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Rudy has 14 years of experience as a medical practitioner. He graduated cum laude from Gadjah Mada University and trained in internal medicine at the Singapore General Hospital from 2001 to 2005. Dr Rudy also has distinctive experiences in medical voluntary work. He was a Volunteer Doctor for the Maha Karuna Mobile Clinic and Sentul Free Clinic around 2006 – 2008. He has also been passionately serving as a Volunteer Doctor under the Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) since 2007 to present. Dr Rudy is currently practising at the National Health Institute (Institut Jantung Negara – IJN) Kuala Lumpur.

The remaining volunteers are made up of 4 nurses, 1 pharmacist and 18 other volunteers of various professions including engineer, teacher, accountant, self-employed, sales personnel, bank officer, IT consultant and tax consultant. A significant majority of the volunteers have been involved in various charitable activities via various NGOs and have experiences volunteering for medical outreach activities locally and overseas.

What we can do?

In collaboration with Yayasan Nanyang Press [16 Navigators], our Mobile Clinic will be able to provide the following services to the low-income/needy families at the locations carefully selected by the Nanyang Press Foundation team:-

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood sugar level test
  • Medical consultation and treatment by qualified medical doctor
  • Medicine prescription
  • De-worming children
  • Identify and assist non-apparent emergency cases
  • Medical-related social support and case management
  • Referrals to hospitals or other medical and social resources
  • Counselling on health and hygiene
  • Advise on disease prevention
  • HIV test (optional)
  • Cleansing and dressing of wounds
  • Home care for the sick