Sarawak to receive Covid-19 medical experts from China

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Apr 18: Eight Covid-19 medical experts from China who will render their services to Malaysia will be in Kuching from April 26-27, revealed president of the Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations Datuk Richard Wee.

He said the details of their voluntary service here will be coordinated by Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian who has been roped in by the State Disaster Management Committee as one of three experts to tackle the pandemic in Sarawak.

“But we are thankful to the China government for their gesture to assist us in this time of crisis. I believe that they are here as a sign of their appreciation to our country’s goodwill when they faced the outbreak in Wuhan before.

“As for Sarawak, we appreciate their willingness to come here as a sign of a deep understanding between our State government with Guangdong Province. I believe their reciprocity is due to Sarawak’s assistance to them as well as for our federation’s contribution to them during the recent outbreak,” Wee told DayakDaily here today.


According to him, China has lent its medical doctors to render their services to various countries as a sign of solidarity during this global pandemic.

“I think, the team from Guangdong Province has been assigned to Malaysia because we have a close rapport with their provincial government,” said Wee.

Wee said the eight medical experts are now on their way to Kuala Lumpur.

The team of eight medical experts will be led by Dr Li Jun, chief physician of the Integrated Chinese and Western Emergency Medicine and vice-president of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The others include associate chief physician of the intensive care unit at Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital Dr Wen Miaoyun, director of the Nosocomial Infection Control Department Dr Zhang Youping and associate chief physician of Respiratory and Critical Medicine Department Dr Yang Shifang.

The rest are associate chief physician of Infection Department Dr Luo Xiaodan, senior psychologist Dr Liu Xiangxin, chief physician of Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Dr Liu Tao and associate chief technician in Virology and deputy director of General Study Office of Guangdong Provincial Institute of Public Health Dr Sun Jiufeng. —DayakDaily

The eight-member medical experts from China having their photo taken before embarking on the plane enroute to Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Photo courtesy of Datuk Richard Wee.
The eight-member medical experts from China having their photo taken before embarking on the plane enroute to Kuala Lumpur International Airport today. Photo courtesy of Datuk Richard Wee.