Medical equipment to help Bintulu in virus war

Tiong (left) being briefed on medical equipment at Bintulu Hospital

KUCHING: Nearly RM1 million worth of medical equipment were handed Bintulu Hospital and Bintulu Health Department to assist the district’s anti-pandemic efforts.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said while the Covid-19 situation in Bintulu is not showing any signs of dissipating, the ageing medical equipment in hospitals and clinics were getting overwhelmed with the large number of patients.

“Through the Bintulu parliamentary service centre, we are humbled to have received enthusiastic commitment to help the anti-pandemic effort with donations from all walks of life to buy medical equipment.

“Due to this selfless effort and cooperation from many people, including Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) secretary general Datuk Dr Wong Aik Loung, we were able to hand over medical equipment worth up to RM1 million to Bintulu Hospital and the Health Department.

“For this, on behalf of everyone at the service centre, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed from the bottom of our hearts,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Tiong said many parties from various industries, business owners and industry captains alike, have reached out to help Bintulu.

“We have yet to raise all of the funds needed for the necessary equipment, the price of these equipment is indeed quite significant. Nevertheless, we are confident that we will be able to raise the remainder of the funds.

“At the same time, I am also grateful for the trust and support of the supplier who is willing to ship the equipment urgently to Bintulu before full payment can be made. This is indeed a display of genuine support to help Bintulu get through the pandemic,” he said

The MP said the medical equipment acquired included 25 GE Carescape V100 Dinamap vital signs monitors with trolley, 15 Syringe Pump Perusor Compact Plus, 10 medical patient transfer beds, five patient monitors, five 12.1” touchscreen monitors, five portable audio systems, and five projectors.

“These will all be distributed to Bintulu Hospital and the Health Department according to their needs,” he said.

The handover ceremony took place at Bintulu Hospital and was witnessed by hospital director Dr Davis Johnraj, deputy director Dr Sivashunmugam A/L Sangaran, and Bintulu Health director Dr Melvin Chung along with Dr Wong.