Member of JPMC Board of Directors Abdul Lattif POKSSDP Hj Mohd Yusof (2nd R) launching the replica of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque at Phase 1, Ground Floor of JPMC. Picture: BT/Mei Fung Lee
JERUDONG Park Medical Centre (JPMC) hosted a certificate presentation ceremony on Friday for its stroke patients, acknowledging their achievements in group activity projects at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) room of JPMC.
On hand to present the certificates was the guest of honour, Abdul Lattif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Md Yusuf, a member of JPMC's Board of Directors. Also present at the event were Board of Directors member Ahmad Jefri Abd Rahman, Executive and Medical Director Dato Dr Hj Mohd Isham Hj Jaafar, senior management, as well as family members of patients.
JPMC Head of Rehabilitation Department Vivian Tie said in her welcoming speech, "Our aim of hosting this event is to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our stroke patients who participated in our Hari Raya-themed rehabilitation programme; which includes baking cakes and traditional kuih, picture-frame making, decorating the neurological wards, and the construction of the replica of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque for the preparation of the upcoming Hari Raya festivities."
"Through this activity, we aim to utilise the opportunity to improve the functional capacity of our patients, and to show them and their family ways of overcoming their disability so that they can participate in anything they wish. To be able to attempt and complete the tasks assigned by our rehabilitation therapist without giving up, is such a great accomplishment," she added.
Later in the ceremony, a patient named Tee Hock Woo who has recovered from speech impairment, delivered a speech to thank His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, and the Brunei government for giving him and other stroke patients specialised medical treatment through the medical team of the Brunei Neuroscience Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC), which has helped them go on to recover through rehabilitation.
Finally, the guest of honour officiated the replica of the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, which is now placed at the ground floor of JPMC. Made out of cardboard, the replica measures 55-inches wide and 45-inches in height. It will be featured until after Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.
The Brunei Times