KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian relief group Ops Harapan is gathering donations for Wuhan to battle the coronavirus outbreak.
The items that are most critically needed are the N95 masks, surgical masks (KN95), surgical gowns and other sanitary items.
“With depleting supplies, medical personnel are risking their lives at the frontline when they are forced to wear substandard protective clothing, ” said the founder of Ops Harapan, Ng Yeen Seen yesterday.
Also present were sales and marketing director of Julie’s Manufacturing Sdn Bhd Martin
Ang Mui Chin, senior manager of UOA Yap Kang Beng, who was representing UOA Group chairman, Human Resources Development Fund chairman Datuk Noor Farida Mohd Ariffin, MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd CEO Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh and SME Association president Datuk Michael Kang.
Ng urged Malaysians to render assistance, in kind or in cash, regardless of the amount.
She also criticised those who are unfairly profiting from the crisis.
“We should not be hoarding supplies and taking advantage of the crisis by increasing the prices of masks, ” Ng said, adding that the relief fund now stood at RM70,000.
She said there would also be logistical challenges in collecting enough supplies to transport the assistance.
“We cannot be sending several masks at a time, so only when they reach a substantial amount will we send them out as it usually takes three days, ” she said.
Cash can be banked into CIMB bank account 800 903 6921 (under Kelab Ops Harapan). Donors are also requested to list MYWUHAN/(name of donor) for reference.
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