Chambers help ramp up healthcare capacity


KLSCCCI donated two Centralised Monitoring System units and five intensive care unit beds to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment of Covid-19 patients.

THE Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (KLSCCCI) has donated medical equipment worth a total of RM502,000 to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment of Covid-19 patients.

The contribution of two Centralised Monitoring System units and five intensive care unit beds was made in response to the surge in cases.

Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap said the rising death toll and overwhelmed healthcare system was of great concern to all.

As part of the chambers’ ongoing efforts to curb the pandemic, the ACCCIM and its constituent members across the country are stepping forward to offer assistance in various ways.

Last month, the ACCCIM donated 20 units of High Flow Nasal Cannula and three ventilators worth RM626,000 to Sungai Buloh Hospital and the Penang Health Department.

This sum was jointly contributed by ACCCIM and a few of its leaders, namely Ter, Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, Tan Sri Lim Kuang Sia and Dr Chia Song Kun.

This is in addition to ACCCIM’s contribution towards the purchase of 33 ventilators for Sungai Buloh Hospital in the middle of May.

Terengganu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Datuk Low Wan Cheong handing over equipment for a vaccination centre to Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Hassan Basri Awang Mat Dahan.Terengganu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Datuk Low Wan Cheong handing over equipment for a vaccination centre to Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Hassan Basri Awang Mat Dahan.

Given the urgency of increasing vaccination coverage, the Terengganu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry worked closely with Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin in mobilising resources for setting up an on-campus vaccination site, which is expected to administer 1,000 vaccine shots daily.

Meanwhile, the Kelantan Chinese Chamber of Commerce plans to offer its hall space to be used as a vaccination centre.

The ACCCIM has actively contributed towards helping to ramp up the country’s healthcare capacity through various Covid-19 funds since March last year.

Besides that, a RM500,000 donation was made to the Malaysian Medical Association’s Sabah branch last October, an initiative in collaboration with the Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce.

While being part of the collective effort in fighting the pandemic, the ACCCIM hopes that the Federal Government will expedite the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in anticipation of the large delivery of vaccine supply starting this month onwards.

ACCCIM is of the view that the various phases of the movement control order have been critical in allowing the government and society to work together to keep the prevalence of infections at low and manageable levels.

It also believes that mobilising and coordinating with businesses, industries and the private healthcare sector to source for more vaccines and fast-track the national vaccination programme is of the utmost importance.

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