JOHOR BARU: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government agencies and companies have been actively doing their part to help hospitals and frontliners battle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apart from donating personal protection equipment (PPE), some provided hospitals here with medical equipment.
Among them was the Johor Baru Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), which provided Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA) with some RM400,000 worth of medical equipment and PPE.
Johor Baru MRCS deputy chairman S. Velasamy said a large number of the items were donated by well-wishers, including companies and individuals.
“Among the medical equipment donated were three units of electrocardiogram (ECG) machines and three units of patient monitoring machines.
“Our volunteers also raised money to buy and donate an infant scale for HSA’s paediatrics department,” he said after handing over the donations to the hospital here.
Velasamy hoped the donation would help the hospital provide better services to the public and protect frontliners.
“We have presented similar donations to other hospitals in Johor since the movement control order (MCO) was imposed in March.
“In total, Johor Baru MRCS contributed some RM200,000 worth of medical equipment and PPE to hospitals in the state,” he said, adding that the organisation had also channelled donations from the public to the hospitals.
Johor Health Department director Dr Aman Rabu said he was grateful to all those who had contributed to hospitals here.
“We have received a lot of donations from individuals, companies and NGOs since March,” he said.
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