Over 25,000 Covid-19 test kits arrive in Bintulu

Staff members unloading the medical supplies from the truck at the entrance of Bintulu Divisional Health Office.

BINTULU, June 11: More than 25,000 units of Covid-19 test kits have been successfully delivered to Bintulu yesterday afternoon.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said this batch of medical supplies was procured through a fundraising charity initiated by the Bintulu MP Service centre to relieve the Covid-19 prevention efforts.

The fundraising charity has been met with contributions from many people from all walks of life which enable more medical supplies coming in to assist Bintulu in fighting Covid-19.

More than 25,000 units of Covid-19 testing kits have been successfully delivered to Bintulu yesterday afternoon.

“Another batch of reagents is also being sent to Bintulu Health Department to bolster their frontline work,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Tiong further said in order to flatten the pandemic curve in Bintulu as soon as possible, the Health Department had to carry out mass testing for Covid-19 in various red zones with outbreaks in the past few months.

“The relevant personnel needs to be efficiently placed before the pandemic spreads further. Quarantine and treatments to prevent more transmissions from occurring are needed so daily use of testing reagents is very high.

“This is the reason for all the efforts to keep up the stock of Bintulu’s reagent inventory to prevent any disruption to mass testing. Therefore, with the assistance of many parties, we are trying to ship the first batch of new reagents to Bintulu in the shortest possible time and the rest of the stock will arrive next week,” he added.

He also thanked airline company AirAsia for being committed to assist in bringing in the relevant supplies to Bintulu as soon as possible to better protect the people’s health.

“Although the funds raised have not yet reached their intended destinations, I would like to sincerely express my deepest gratitude to the relevant supplier once again.

“Even though all payments have not been completed fully, the supplier is willing to place the people as a priority to receive these supplies and bolster the ant-pandemic efforts.

“This has been a difficult process but I believe that having the full support of so many people will be a great boost to the morale of the frontliners,” he concluded. — DayakDaily