Help for 22,000 students

GOOD RESPONSE: School-in-Hospital programme sees an increase in number of students over the years.

KUALA LUMPUR: MORE than 22,000 students have benefited from the School-in-Hospital (SDH) programme since it was launched in 2011.

The programme, which is available in eight hospitals in Peninsular Malaysia, was formulated under a joint collaboration between the Education Ministry, Health Ministry and non-governmental organisation Hati Nurani, a committee under the Nurul Yaqeen Foundation.

Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman, the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Hati Nurani patron, said the SDH programme was established to provide formal education to pre-school, primary and secondary school students who were undergoing treatment in hospitals.

“From July 2011 to April this year, 22,174 students who were admitted at these hospitals received lessons from 10am to noon and from 2pm to 4pm,” she said during an event yesterday, where several corporate companies presented aid to the foundation.

by Tharanya Arumugam.

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