SIBU: Kapit Hospital today received five units of ventilator machines worth RM125,000 by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) through the Companies Commission of Malaysia’s (SSM) corporate zakat distribution allocation.
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi was present to hand over the machines.
Nanta, in a statement, said that the contribution was part of SSM’s initiative in an effort to utilise the corporate zakat distribution allocation to help patients with severe respiratory problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This ventilator machine will be a support device for patients who need respiratory assistance to control the flow of oxygen better, and it is easier to operate compared to regular breathing equipment,” he said.
Meanwhile, commenting on food baskets under the National People’s Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih) in Kapit, Nanta, who is Kapit MP, said the distribution process has started and was expected to continue until next August.
“For Kapit parliamentary, I have distributed a total of RM100,000 for each state constituency. As many as 3,000 families will receive the assistance,” he said.
Through Pemulih, a total of RM300,000 has been allocated to each MP, including from the Opposition, for food baskets to be distributed to affected groups in their respective areas. – Bernama