In line with IMU Community Engagement’s anchoring pillar on “Good Health and Well-being”, based on the UN Sustainable Goals (UNSDG) 3, IMU embarked on this partnership to initiate the “Safe Drive, Saves Lives” campaign to promote road safety, and incentivise good driving behaviours through a series of education and awareness campaign, as well as the use of technology. This is to achieve the Target 3.6 of the UNSDG which is to halve the number of global injuries and death caused by road traffic accidents.
Moderator (1): Ms Jasmine Leong
Presenters and Panelists (4):
- Dr Mohd Rusdi bin Draman, Orthopaedic Surgeon, UM Medical Centre
- Pn Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia Berhad (VTREC), person-in-charge of Road Traffic Accidents in Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM)
- Ms Naomi Anne a/p Joachim Masilamany, Head of the Medical Social Worker Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang.
Malaysia has identified road traffic accidents as the 4th cause of death among Malaysians, and we have the third highest number of fatalities for every 100,000 people living in the country in South East Asia, after Thailand and Vietnam. Globally, other countries have much lower numbers such as United Kingdom (3), Japan (5) and the United States of America (10). This has caused a huge burden to our healthcare system and affects the economy of our country through the loss of productivity and human resources due to these accidents.
Ms Jasmine Leong, the Moderator (Advisor for IMU Toastmasters Club)
Our panellists will be sharing their personal stories of dealing with cases of road traffic accidents from different perspectives – healthcare, victim, social worker and insurance provider. This is to raise awareness of the long-lasting impact of an accident and it is more than what we can imagine. This is to push for the continuous efforts of the sustainable development goals 3.6 to reduce injuries and deaths caused by road traffic accidents.
Dr Mohd Rusdi bin Draman, Orthopaedic Surgeon, UM Medical Centre
Dr Mohd Rusdi bin Draman sharing on his experience attending to one of the road traffic accidents victim and the suffering faced by the victim.
Pn Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, Co-ordinator of Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia Berhad (VTREC), person-in-charge of Road Traffic Accidents of Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM)
Pn Mas Tina Abdul Hamid in her presentation discussed the total road traffic accidents in Malaysia from the year 2007 until 2019 have increased and total motor claims paid out by insurance industry remained high at RM2.4 Billion for January to June 2020.
Ms Naomi Anne a/p Joachim Masilamany, Head of the Medical Social Worker Department, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang
Ms Naomi Anne discussion on the issues faced by the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) victim which affecting 4 major areas such as Emotional, Dependency, Changed Roles and Financial.
The event ended with Group Photos