Wee (third right) handing over the PPE to a representative of SGH.

KUCHING: about 2,000 units if personal protective equipment (PPE) were given to the frontliners of Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) yesterday.

Federation of Chinese Associations in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian District president Datuk Richard Wee handed over the PPE, which included protective clothing, boots, helmets, goggles and others.

The federation said it would continue to purchase and provide the PPE, including masks and gloves, for SGH frontliners.

It also highlighted that the PPE was extremely costly and “as such, in order to ensure that there are sufficient funds to purchase these items, the federation would once again like to appeal to corporate institutions, businesses and individuals to do their best to donate to the Emergency Disaster Response Committee.”

Monetary donations can be remitted directly to the account below;

Name: The Federation of Chinese Associations in Kuching & Samarahan Division, Sarawak
Bank: Hong Leong Bank
Account Number: 01600206296

The federation would also like to clarify that it has not empowered any person, firm, or organisation to solicit for donations or items from the public.

The public can deliver the donations directly to the collection centre set up by the federation. The centre operates from 9am to 4pm (Monday to Saturday), and 10am to 2pm (Sunday).

For any enquiries, the public can call 016-8559581 or 012-8817778.