Insurans Hayat Cares’ team brings festive cheer to children at Cancer Ward, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) represented by its Insurans Hayat Cares team brought a pleasant surprise to about 40 children and their caretakers at the Paediatric Unit, Oncology Ward of Hospital Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. The Insurans Hayat Cares team was headed by LIAM’s President, Mr Vincent Kwo and accompanied by Mr Ramzi Toubassy, CEO of AmMetLife Insurance Berhad. The visit brought smiles to the faces of the children and their caretakers when the Insurans Hayat Cares team brought in goodie bags with loads of presents and the famous Upin & Ipin mascots to their hospital beds.

To add more fun and excitement to the infants, children and teenagers aged up to 15, the Insurans Hayat Cares team distributed goodie bags containing plush toys, teddy bears, story books, coin boxes, stationaries, toiletries, towels, tumblers as well as Upin & Ipin merchandises to the children and their caretakers. They were also given the opportunity to have a photo taken with Upin & Ipin and spent time with Upin & Ipin at their hospital beds.

“We are very happy to be given this opportunity to visit the children and their caretakers at this ward.  We want to give them the moral support and encourage them to remain strong to face challenges in life,” said Mr Vincent Kwo.

Consultant paediatrician Dr Eni Juraida Abdul Rahman said the goodie bags and visit by Upin and Ipin “made a difference” to the children who were receiving care in the Paediatric Oncology ward.

The hospital treats children from newborns to 15-year-olds, and sees close to 150 children a year.

The visit to the children cancer ward is one of the community service initiatives undertaken by the Insurans Hayat Cares’ platform in line with its objective to be more engaging with the community and to fulfil its commitment as a responsible corporate citizen. LIAM believes the spirit of sharing, caring and giving should be an integral part of the life insurance business and should spread the message of love all year round.

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