Medical equipment worth RM1 mln delivered for Bintulu Covid-19 efforts, thanks to Good Samaritans

Tiong (right) and medical officers pose for a group photo with some of the medical equipment donated to Bintulu Hospital.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 9: Approximately RM1 million worth of medical equipment was handed over to the Bintulu health authorities to assist in Covid-19 efforts.

Bintulu MP Dato Sri Tiong King Sing said he is grateful for the trust and the supplier of the medical equipment who is willing to ship the equipment urgently to Bintulu before full payment can be made.

The medical equipment consisted of 25 GE Carescape V100 Dinamap vital signs monitors with trolleys, 15 units of Syringe Pump Perusor Compact Plus, 10 medical patient transfer beds, five patient monitors, five 12.1” touchscreen monitors, five portable audio systems, and five projectors.

Seen are some of the ventilators which were contributed by Good Samaritans to Bintulu Hospital.

Tiong in a statement said the equipment will be distributed to Bintulu Hospital and the Health Department according to their needs.

“Through the Bintulu MP Service Centre, we are humbled to have received enthusiastic commitment to help the anti-pandemic effort with donations from all walks of life to buy medical equipment.

“For this, on behalf of everyone at the Service Centre, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed from the bottom of our hearts.

“Due to this selfless effort and cooperation from many people, Datuk Dr Wong Aik Loung, Secretary-General of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) and myself were able to hand over medical equipment worth up to RM1 million to Bintulu Hospital and the Health Department.

“With Dr Wong’s help, many selfless people from various industries, business owners and industry captains alike, have reached out to help Bintulu.

“We have yet to raise all of the funds needed for the necessary equipment, the price of these equipment is indeed quite significant.

“Nevertheless, we are confident that we will be able to raise the remainder of the funds,” he said.

Tiong (second left) in discussion with hospital staff during the handover of the donated medical equipment to Bintulu Hospital.

Tiong noted that the Covid-19 situation in Bintulu is not showing any sign of easing and there is a large number of patients requiring ventilators support.

In the meantime, the handover ceremony for the medical equipment took place at Bintulu Hospital and was witnessed by the hospital’s director Dr Davis Johnraj, deputy director Dr Sivashunmugam Sangaran, and Bintulu Health Director Dr Melvin Chung along with Dr Wong. — DayakDaily