Rotary Club of Kuching Unity City donates RTKs, oximeters to 8 Kuching NGOs

Wee (front row, fourth left) with the Rotary Club members and the NGOs representatives posing for a group photo after the event at the AIA office in Milan Square, Kuching.

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By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, April 20: The Rotary Club of Kuching Unity City has donated 3,000 saliva rapid antigen test kits (RTKs) and 24 oximeter units to eight Kuching non-governmental organisations (NGOs) this morning at the AIA office in Milan Square, Kuching.

Kuching South City Hall (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, who was the guest-of-honour, said in his speech that everyone should work together to help those in need, and that this should inspire and aspire others who have similar goals to make Kuching a better, caring, healthier community, and a liveable city.

“It’ll be Hari Raya Aidilfitri soon. We must keep in mind the interests and welfare of those who are less fortunate,” he said.

He also encouraged various parties to assist the NGOs in order to ease their burden.

Meanwhile, a representative of the Rotary Club Ngo Sie Haw explained that many NGOs do not have enough funds to purchase test kits, oximeters, and other community-related items.

“They are facing even greater challenges in obtaining self-tests on a regular basis, as this additional measure adds to their costs.

“To endure with financial difficulty, most of these NGOs may just sacrifice the use of test kits for their activities, or not conduct any activity.

“Therefore, we are pleased to hand over 3,000 test kits, 24 oximeters, and 80 units of N94 & N95 face masks to NGOs in Kuching, which will benefit approximately 700 people,” Ngo said.

The eight NGOs that received the donations were The Salvation Army Boys Home and The Salvation Army Children’s Home, Pusat Jagaan Nur Murni (PJNM), Sarawak Society for the Blind (SSB), Cerebral Palsy Association, Malaysian Red Crescent Society, Society for Critically Sick Children Kuching (SOS Kids), and Kuching Autistic Association. — DayakDaily