Sarawak to send oxygen supply for Covid patients in Kalimantan

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (left) launches "Sarawak Post COVID-19 Development Strategy 2030 today. Also present Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (right).

KUCHING: The Sarawak government would send oxygen supply to West Kalimantan for Covid-19 patients at hospitals in the Indonesian province, said Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg today.

He said he received a request from West Kalimantan Governor, H. Sutarmidji Sh M. Hum on the matter and the delivery process was being handled by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.

He said the delivery would be made between the Sarawak government and West Kalimantan Province, where the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) would hand over the oxygen supply to the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) at the Sarawak-Kalimantan border, similar to the previous method of sending cylinders of cooking gas.

“The West Kalimantan government has requested the Sarawak government’s assistance due to the lack of oxygen supply in hospitals in the region following the increase in Covid-19 patients admitted to hospitals,” he told reporters after the launch of the Post-COVID-19 Development Strategy (PCDS), here. – Bernama