Sibu Hospital receives ultrasound machine for ICU

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 25 Apr 2020

Dr Lee (right) using the ultrasound scanner on Tai. Standing from right are Dr Toh, Dr Mohamad, Pansar Social Club’s past president Johnny Tang and head of management services Alexander Hii.

SIBU: The many generous souls in this town is a blessing to the Sibu Hospital, says its director Dr Mohamad Ng Siah Huat.

“It is heart-warming and very motivating to see that we are not alone in this fight against Covid-19 and that the people are with us too, ” he said referring to the many people who have come forward to contribute materials to the hospital.

Dr Mohamad said this when witnessing the handing over of an ultrasound machine for the ICU ward from Pansar Company Sdn Bhd, which is involved in distributing lumber, plywood, and millwork.

The latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme by Pansar was another example of how the corporate organisations here had responded positively to the needs of the community, he said.

“I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the Sibu Hospital and I assure you we will not let up in our fight against Covid -19. Please stay home and adhere to the advice from the authorities, ” he added.

Present to receive Pansar’s contribution was Dr Betty Lee Leh Sieng, who heads the hospital’s anaesthesiology department. She was equally grateful that her colleague Dr Toh Teck Hock had successfully reached out to corporate organisations and sought their assistance.

“Currently, the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital has only one functioning unit of ultrasound machine, which has to be shared. We certainly welcome this newest addition, ” she said.

Dr Lee went on to explain the many uses of the ultrasound machine.

“For example, it will enable us to quickly scan the patient’s internal organs to detect whether there are any anomalies. It is not an invasive procedure and it gives doctors an immediate insight, ” she explained.

In the case of Covid-19, an ultrasound machine would enable doctors to get a more accurate and prompt diagnosis and detection of problems such as effusion in patients with pneumonia.

Pansar’s general manager (business division) David Tai said the group would do its part and continue lending a helping hand to frontliners.

It had previously contributed infrared medical thermometers and sanitising gels to the hospital, and also given sanitising liquid to the Fire and Rescue Department for disinfecting exercises.

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