Equipment a respite to medical frontliners

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KUCHING: The medical equipment channelled to the Bintulu Health Department came as a relief to the health frontliners.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing in revealing this, said the equipment were bought through a fundraising initiative by the constituency’s parliamentary service centre.

“On this long road to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bintulu Medical Supply Fund continues to display a spirit of care and support for Bintulu people.

“It has amassed 20,000 Virus Transport Medium (VTM) kits and eight syringe infusion pumps used in detecting the coronavirus.

“We have since handed these equipment and supplies over to the Bintulu Health Department on Thursday,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (July 3).

Tiong said the fundraising initiative aimed to raise funds from the public to purchase various medical supplies that will directly aid Bintulu’s efforts to combat the pandemic and help curb infections.

“With the addition of these extra supplies, frontliners will be given some urgent relief, and the entire healthcare system will also be improved as a whole.

“With the assistance of these advanced equipment, our medical personnel will be able to perform better and help more people,” he said.

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) president thanked the donors for their generosity as well as the cooperation from the equipment suppliers.

“We cannot have done this without the selfless sacrifice of so many generous donors and the greatly-appreciated cooperation from suppliers.

“The suppliers have been willing to deliver first and receive payment later as a way to quickly get the equipment to the frontline and help those who need it.

“This is certainly an invaluable support for our people and frontliners in getting through the pandemic,” he pointed out.

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