PPE for frontliners at Miri Hospital

Ting (fifth left) hands over the donated PPE for medical frontliners at Miri Hospital.

MIRI: Frontliners at Miri Hospital yesterday received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from various organisations.

Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Sebastian Ting presented 1,245 isolation gowns, 610 shoe covers, 800 hood covers and 230 head covers to the hospital.

On behalf of the Miri people, Ting and his team members thanked Fibertex Personal Care Sdn. Bhd for donating the non-woven fabric materials to create the PPE.

Fibertex Personal Care is a company from Denmark which has manufacturing facilities in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

The materials, sent from Negeri Sembila to Kuching, arrived here on April 23.

“Not only that, the materials are approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH) for the production of PPE,” Ting said in a press statement yesterday.

The Piasau assemblyman also thanked Jacqueline Fong of Tanoti Sdn. Bhd, a local business company based in Kuching which produces traditional hand-crafted fabrics, for   volunteering to make the PPE. She also arranged for the delivery of the non-woven fabric materials to Miri.

Ting also thanked Teo Yen Ruan of Blue Green Dress Making Miri and her 100 volunteers for offering their time, care and energy to sew body coveralls, head covers, hood covers and shoe covers from home during the movement control order.

“We are honoured, privileged and blessed to be given such an opportunity to support our medical frontliners, in particular to protect their lives.

“They are still working to protect us and give Sarawak the best chance of winning against the Covid-19 virus pandemic,” said Ting.