KUCHING: More medical supplies have arrived in Bintulu to help authorities contain the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said supplies were procured through a fundraising charity initiated by the Bintulu parliamentary constituency service centre.
“The fundraiser has been met with contributions from many people from all walks of life. More than 25,000 units of coronavirus testing kits have been successfully delivered to Bintulu this afternoon.
“Another batch of reagents is also being sent to Bintulu Health Department to bolster frontline work,” he said on Friday (June 11).
Tiong said in order to flatten the pandemic curve in Bintulu as soon as possible, the Health Department had to carry out mass testing in various red zones with outbreaks in the past few months.
“The relevant personnel need to be efficiently placed before the pandemic spreads further. Quarantine and treatment to prevent more transmissions from occurring are needed so daily use of testing reagents is very high.
“This is the reason for all the efforts to keep up the stock of Bintulu’s reagent inventory to prevent any disruption to the mass testing.
“With the assistance of many parties, we are trying to ship the first batch of new reagents to Bintulu in the shortest possible time and the rest of the stock will arrive next week.”
Tiong also thanked airline company AirAsia for assisting to bring in the relevant supplies to Bintulu as soon as possible.
“Although the funds raised have not yet reached their intended destinations, I would like to sincerely express my deepest gratitude to the relevant supplier once again.
“Even though all payments have not been completed fully, the supplier is willing to place the people as a priority to receive these supplies and bolster the ant-pandemic efforts.
“This has been a difficult process but I believe that having the full support of so many people will be a great boost to the morale of frontliners.”