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SINGAPORE – Dr. Gordon Koo, founder and former chairman of the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF), died Wednesday. he was 82 years old.

A local medical charity said Friday that Dr. Ku passed away peacefully.

A nephrologist, he hopes that all kidney patients will have access to treatment, and has consulted with Cheng Wai Keung, chairman of Wing Tai Holdings, and Stephen, managing director of Great Malaysia Textile Investments. Founded KDF in 1996 with Mr. Lee’s assistance.

Mr. Cheng and Mr. Lee will remain as founding members of the KDF Board of Directors.

KDF provides subsidized dialysis treatment and comprehensive care to disadvantaged patients. Many of them belong to the lowest 10% income group in Singapore.

Without subsidies, dialysis bills can run as high as $2,000 a month.

Dr. Ku advocated subsidizing low-income kidney patients while providing high-quality treatment, medication, and care.

He also oversaw KDF’s patient care program and supported patient welfare initiatives such as Renal Friends, a group created to provide a support network for patients and their families.

In 2020, Dr. Ku stepped down as chairman for health reasons and was succeeded by cardiologist Dr. Lim Cheok Peng.

The foundation remains committed to serving the underprivileged, with approximately 980 kidney patients at four dialysis centers. We also support education and research on the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

KDF has dialysis centers in Bishan, Gim Moe, Admiralty and Crete Ayer. Kidney Dialysis Foundation Founder Gordon Koo Dies At 82

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