KUCHING, Apr 9: A total of 110,000 face masks, including 3,200 protective medical suits were among the second batch of medical supplies to be delivered to Sibu Hospitals, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JBPN), as well as others in need in other areas of Sarawak in the next two days.
Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing in a statement disclosed that the second batch of supplies arrived today, in Bintulu Airport from China, after the first batch was delivered to Bintulu Hospital, the armed forces and police, as well as other frontline personnel yesterday (April 8, 2020).
“Sibu Hospital will be receiving 30,000 face masks, 700 protective medical suits, 1,500 face shields, and 1,500 shoe covers, while the JBPN will also be getting 80,000 face masks, 2,500 protective medical suits, 3,000 face shields, and 3,000 shoe covers.
“Once these items reach their destinations safely, they should do much to bring relief to the frontliners,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tiong, who is also MP for Bintulu, calls for a resources pooling and cooperation from all parties to strengthen the mitigation and prevention programme as a whole, in efforts to overcome any difficulties during the delivery process of supplies.
He opines that all the obstacles and setbacks experienced while arranging for the transportation of these medical supplies, including cumbersome and complex procedures during the importation process are nothing, as long as it is for the frontliners.
Tiong is also grateful to the mutual cooperation and coordination between Malaysia and China, and also all who have assisted in the process.
He said that while this pandemic has seriously affected the economy and trade of many countries, it has also unleashed a sense of community and mutual cooperation among all to help each get through the struggle.
“I do hope that more people will unite in the coming days to give our frontliners the best, most practical help they can manage.
“Support also includes complying with the movement control order’s requirements such as limited movement, practising good hygiene and being truthful about our medical histories during screening,” he added. —DayakDaily.