KUCHING, April 6: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the form of coveralls worth over RM28,000 were delivered to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said the PPE was the second batch medical supply assistance sourced by the Democratic Action Party (DAP) for medical frontliners.
“This is part of the few batches of supplies and equipment that will be handed over to SGH. The next few batches will be delivered in the coming days.
“These coveralls are important for the frontliners to protect them from being exposed to the infection, especially when handling patients of Covid-19,” he said in a statement.
He added that the party has been actively sourcing medical equipment and supplies for the healthcare workers.
“We have heard many reports that the frontliners end up being quarantined for precautions and testing after being exposed to Covid-19 patients due to lack of PPEs in hospitals and even clinics.
“So we try our best to source as much as we can to address this lack and offer better protection for our medical frontliners,” he continued.
He added: “They have given so much to us and it is only right that we also give back to them. That is why we all have a collective responsibility to take care of one another and the best way is for us to stay home, and to abide by the MCO (movement control order).”
Dr Yii said by helping to provide PPEs for the frontliners, the healthcare workers can fully concentrate on the patients and control the spread of the virus at the same time.
“We would like to thank all the donors and also all the frontliners for their commitment, hard work and sacrifice for us all. Day in and day out, they carry out their responsibilities diligently to make sure we are protected and taken care of,” he added.
Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong was present. — DayakDaily