PPEs distributed to Sibu’s major hospitals

Ting (left) during the presentation of the PPEs.

KUCHING: More than 2,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) were distributed to the Sibu’s Health Ministry and major hospitals in the district.

Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Bawang Assan youth chief Joshua Ting Fu Ying said additional equipment such as masks and gloves will be delivered soon.

He said the equipment were procured following a fundraising initiative by non-government organisations (NGOs), assisted by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the Bintulu Parliamentary Service Centre

“The donation amount for this event is up to RM400,000. The donation is used to purchase PPE, masks and gloves to be distributed to frontline medical staff.

“The Bintulu Central Rotary Club will distribute medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and major hospitals in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri in sequence as planned,” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (July 4).

At the same time, Ting also thanked the generous donors for their contributions and support in the anti-pandemic fight.

He also echoed a call by Sibu Hospital director Dr Nanthakumar Thirunavukkarasu for the public to be inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccines.

“With more people vaccinated, it will be able to reduce the infection rate,” he said.

Ting also called on the Sibu residents to not throw caution to the wind in terms of observing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) despite being vaccinated as there is still a chance of catching the virus.

“Therefore, as soon as you find that you are uncomfortable or have symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.

“Finally, I hope that all can continue to adhere to the pandemic prevention SOPs. Only in this way can we survive this difficult time.

“There will always be a rainbow after the rain. As long as there is hope, there is hope. Let us work hard together,” he said.