KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 – Sunway Medical Centre has contributed more than RM300,000 worth of medical supplies to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other public hospitals in Sabah amid the Covid-19 crisis.
In total, Sunway Medical Centre channelled two ventilators worth RM110,000, a total of 22 cartons of hand sanitiser, 20,000 pieces of KN95 masks, and 1,000 boxes of surgical masks to hospitals in Sabah in battling Covid-19.
“With Sabah recording alarming cases daily, it is becoming ever more important for us as a nation to stand together with our fellow Malaysians in the fight against the virus,” said Sunway Medical Centre CEO Bryan Lin Boon Diann in a statement.
“As a private hospital, it is crucial to ensure that our hospital has sufficient medical supplies to protect our health care workers which in turn safeguards the public and our patients. This effort has proven to be a challenge yet we believe there is a dire need to extend our support to other hospitals and health care facilities in order of us to overcome this pandemic together.
“In collaboration with the State Health Department and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), we hope that our modest contribution will help aid the Sabah state in overcoming this wave of the pandemic,” he added.
The donated medical supplies from Sunway Medical Centre were delivered to Sabah together with other critical supplies from the government, and were handed over to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu by Sunway Medical Centre staff from its Kota Kinabalu office.
The hospital’s contributions to Sabah complements the recent initiatives undertaken by Sunway Medical Centre to help combat this pandemic. This includes the initiative to receive selected patients decanted from the Ministry of Health (MOH) to ease the burden off public hospitals from other cases, loaning of medical equipment to designated Covid-19 hospitals, donation of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face shields and hand sanitisers to the Subang Jaya Community Ambulance, providing free Covid-19 tests for frontline ambulance teams.
Sunway Medical Centre also worked together with Sunway Group to contribute RM100,000 to Tabung Prihatin by Yayasan Kebajikan Negara which was used on purchasing dry groceries for bottom 40 per cent (B40) families nationwide.
“We are truly appreciative to every single health worker and enforcement personnel who are working hard to stop the spread of the virus. We will continue to intensify our efforts and extend our support to hospitals and medical frontliners who have selflessly served those in need throughout this difficult period,” Lin added.