Federation of Chinese Associations donates PPE, food rations to Covid-19 One Stop Centre

Richard Wee (centre) presenting the donated items to Dr Cheong Yaw Liang (third left), Commander of One Stop Swab Centre. Looking on are Kapitan Tan Kok Chiang (second left), Assistant Secretary and Chief of Disaster Relief Team Georgina Chong (third right), Women Chief and Deputy Chief of Disaster Relief Team Margaret Tan (second right).

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KUCHING, May 25: The Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions once again donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and dry rations to the Covid-19 One Stop Centre located at Dewan Masyarakat of MBKS this afternoon.

Its president, Dato Richard Wee stated that this was the federation’s second attempt after their first contribution last Tuesday.

Among the items donated are PPE including surgical and protective gowns, shoe covers, caps, face masks, face shields and gloves for the frontliners as well as teleconferencing equipment such as smart TVs, computers and telecommunication equipment including handphones and walkie-talkie, shelves for filing purposes, hot and cold water dispenser, food and beverages valued at approximately RM40,000.00.

Wee said the federation had started a Disaster Relief Team since March last year when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Sarawak.

The Team has been providing aid to the medical, police and military front liners by distributing face masks, PPEs, food and beverages throughout MCO (Movement Control Order), CMCO (Conditional MCO) and RMCO (Recovery MCO) until today.

“The distribution of essential food items and face masks were then extended to the underprivileged families and those affected by the pandemic in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian divisions.

“The aid will continue with special focus given to the MBKS One Stop Centre as the federation received special request for help from Sarawak Ministry of Health recently,” said Wee in a press statement today.

He added that the Federation would like to express their utmost gratitude to its affiliated members, committee members, business communities and general public for their support and generosity in kind and cash.

“We would be able to flatten the transmission curve soonest with the support from all. On top of that, the federation appeals to everyone to practise self-lockdown as much as possible to help curb the spread of the pandemic. If you have to go, make sure you put on the mask at all time and practise social distancing,” said Wee. — DayakDaily