Sarawak TUDM unloading the items from the A400M aircraft and ready to distribute to the state's frontliners

KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) remains committed in carrying out its social responsibility by sending out logistic equipment to frontliners in Sabah and Sarawak.

Yesterday, a TUDM A400M aircraft flew with a load of 100 units of aerosol protection boxes, additional clinical specimens to the Health Ministry (MoH) facilities as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for use by front-line groups to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

The aircraft from No 22 Squadron based at Subang Air Base, departed around 7am from Subang headed to both Sabah and Sarawak.

The aircraft was piloted by TUDM Major Lo Chee Sing, who was assisted by TUDM Captain Mohd Erid Abd Rahim as co-pilot, and five crew members.

The load included 100 units of aerosol protection boxes produced by volunteers of former Royal Military College (Putera Maktab Tentera Diraja) with the help of various parties including the Old Putera Association (OPA). The aerosol is available in 2 types, ‘Intubation Type’ (used for endotracheal intubation procedures) and ‘Sampling Type’ (used during the swab removal procedures).

The equipment is intended to prevent transmission of droplets from patients who are likely to be infected with the Covid-19 virus, to the medical personnel.

So far, OPA has provided 108 units to health facilities in the peninsula states. 100 units are being channeled to health facilities in Sarawak.

The other items being transported were laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, PPE and critical medical equipment to be distributed to the Sabah State Health Department.

This medical equipment is from MoH, National Security Council (MKN), National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) and the Civil Defence Forces (APM).