Army contributes 120 blood bags to SGH

Brig-Gen Azhar (seated) with Brig-Gen Abang Mohamad (standing left), Lt-Col Nadzri (standing second left) and a nurse giving their thumbs up to the good cause.

KUCHING: The Armed Forces managed to provide 120 blood bags to Sarawak General Hospital’s (SGH) blood bank.

The Third Infantry Division said the lack of blood supplies and declining donations due to the implementation of the movement control order, had concerned the SGH blood bank.

The blood supplies were important to ensure SGH’s operations run smoothly, especially during the highly challenging Covid-19 pandemic period.

Volunteers from Reg 511 AW and personnel from the Third Infantry Brigade donating their blood.

Regiment 511 Askar Wataniah (Territorial Army) together with the SGH blood bank organised a blood donation campaign at Dewan Tan Sri Hamid Bugo, Camp Ria, Regiment 511 AW on Monday (Jan 25).

Third Infantry commander Brig-Gen Datuk Azhar Ahmad took time from his busy schedule to attend the programme and also donated blood.

Meanwhile, Regiment 511 AW commander Brig-Gen Abang Mohamad Abang Marzuki said he was proud of the initiative and commitment shown by officers and volunteers in making the programme a success and at the same time, remain committed to the implementation of ‘Ops Penawar’ to assist the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM) in enforcing Covid-19 SOP compliance.

Regiment 511 AW deputy commander Lt-Col Mohd Nadzri Ismail said the programme started at 9am and involved 12 officers and 120 members of Regiment 511 AW, as well as officers and members from the Third Infantry Brigade around Kuching.

Volunteers from Reg 511 AW and personnel from the Third Infantry Brigade donating their blood.