SUBANG JAYA: Worldwide Medivest Sdn Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) yesterday to boost academic excellence in Usim’s Faculty of Medicine.
Worldwide Medivest was represented by its executive director, Ahmad Azman Azizul Rahman, while Usim was represented by Vice-Chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad.
The collaboration would allow for better networking between the two parties and boost students’ academic performances.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Worldwide Medivest also provided medical books and the Quran, as Quranic studies are part of Usim’s curriculum.
Besides providing medical equipment, Worldwide Medivest will also organise skills training programmes for Usim’s medical students, particularly in surgical sutures.
“We hope that this MoU serves as a starting point for collaborations between industry players and public higher education institutions, particularly in the medical field,” Azman said.
Other teaching hospitals that received equipment were Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre and Universiti Sains Malaysia Medical Centre.
Five non-governmental organisations received cash and medical equipment valued at RM30,000 each to be used for their humanitarian missions.
They were Aman Palestin, Islamic Relief Malaysia, Mercy Malaysia, the Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organisations and Humanitarian Care Malaysia.