Stroke survivors from the B40 community can register now to receive free rehab sessions at the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM). The programme will run for a year from October 2021. The participating stroke survivors will be sponsored by Yayasan Hasanah.

The free rehab offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is being offered at NASAM centres located in PJ, Ampang, Malacca, Johor, Kuantan, Perak, Penang and Sabah.

To participate, stroke survivors have to call 018-2221878 or the nearest NASAM centre (please refer to for contact details) for an appointment.

The participant will then to go through a stroke assessment conducted by NASAM physiotherapists. The stroke assessment will provide a better understanding of the stroke survivor’s needs and issues. It will help establish their medical, social and rehabilitation backgrounds. There will be checks on cognition, speech, swallowing, movement and function.

Successful participants will undergo a stroke specific rehab programme. There will also be a family discussion to help facilitate the planning of a customised rehabilitation programme to fulfill the stroke survivor’s goals and at the same time meet the needs of the family.

NASAM is extremely grateful to Yayasan Hasanah for this valuable support. It is urging all B40 stroke survivors to take advantage of the offer, which is supported by Yayasan Hasanah and Ministry of Finance, under HSG2021 (Hasanah Special Grant).

Photo source: NASAM