NGO donates PPE to medical frontliners

Farahida (right) handing over the PPE to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

NATIONAL Cancer Council (Makna) is also stepping up to help frontliners in battling the Covid-19 scourge in Malaysia.

The NGO has donated 70,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Health Ministry for use by doctors and nurses who are treating Covid-19 patients.

The items donated were 10,000 pieces each of KN95 masks, face shields, boot covers, disposable head covers, long-sleeved isolation gowns with cuffs, long-sleeved plastic aprons with thumb hook and protective coveralls or jumpsuits.

Makna is a not-for-profit organisation in Malaysia helping poor cancer patients and community in getting access to treatment, financial assistance and other free cancer-related services.

Its general manager Farahida Mohd Farid said this was the first and biggest contribution the organisation had made outside of its cancer scope.

“We are more than happy to do this for our national heroes.

“We appreciate the hard work and sacrifices they make to keep the rest of the citizens safe and healthy, ” she said.

“This is not an easy task, as the biggest responsibilities are in the hands of these frontliners.

“As a Malaysian citizen, all we can do right now is to follow the rules by staying at home and practise social distancing.

“We hope to stop the spread of Covid-19 and make sure our medical team is in good hands, ” she added.

As of yesterday, 107 deaths were reported by the Health Ministry with over 6,400 positive cases confirmed.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Metro News

Stand to win Heineken Home Stadium experience with new UEFA Euro 2020 campaign
An Alpine twist on wheat beer
Food court deserted as people remain at home
When stress hits disturbing levels
Subsidised therapy for Bukit Gasing folk
State looks at manpower increase to complete vaccination exercise by August
‘MPAJ did not send official invite to discuss anaerobic digestion plant project’
‘No direct deliveries to high-rise units’
‘Revised high speed rail project will attract investors to northern Johor’
Boost for relief efforts

Stories You'll Enjoy