SIBU: The sacrifices of frontliners in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic are never forgotten.
The Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati) has made various contribution to help those in need throughout the state.
Association honorary treasurer Datin Siti Shorgayah Ahmad Zaidin said Sabati president Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang’s concern prompted Sabati to assist hospital frontliners in whatever way possible.
“In April and May, we contributed to three hospitals, such as Sarawak General Hospital, Miri Hospital and Bintulu Hospital.
“The contribution was in the form of an equipment needed by the hospital staff for them to carry out their challenging tasks in facing Covid-19,” she said at the handover of a Covid-19 prevention kit and a contribution from Sabati at a hotel here on Wednesday (Sept 16).
The function was officiated by Juma’ani, wife of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
Other contributions from Sabati were personal protective equipment (PPE), walkie talkie, working shoes, beds, pillows, tables, cabinet, air-conditioners, CCTVs and daily necessities.
Siti Shorgayah said Sabati also made donations of daily necessities to 190 residents of Sentosa Hospital.
“We also distributed a total of 30,000 face masks, 7,000 gloves, 600 hand sanitisers and 70 sets of infrared thermometers to 55 PDK throughout Sarawak, NGOs, old folks home, orphanages, Perkata, Sarawak Cheshire Home, Luchong Autistic Association, Sarawak Society for the Blind, and Sarawak Society for the Deaf,” she said.
Sabati also handed over Covid-19 prevention kits to Peryatim Sibu, SK Abang Ali, the community-based rehabilitation centre (PPDK) Nur Qasih, PPDK Murni Sibu Jaya, and PPDK Sibu on Wednesday (Sept 16).