Covid-19: 94 ventilators from China set to arrive in Malaysia

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 05 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: A total of 94 ventilators from China will arrive in Malaysia on Sunday (April 5) night.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the medical supplies purchased by the Health Ministry were being flown from Shanghai and is expected to arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Sunday.

“The production of these ventilators in Shanghai was rushed, packed and now, thank goodness, we can expect them to arrive in KLIA tonight.

“The equipment will help save many more lives from Covid-19 and bring some much-needed relief to our medical professionals, ” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday night.

Dr Wee also thanked Malaysian Ambassador to China Raja Datuk Nushirwan Zainal Abidin and the consulate-general for expediting the shipping of the medical supplies.

“We must extend our deepest thanks and kudos to our Ambassador to China Datuk Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin and our consulate-general for their close liaison with the Chinese authorities to expedite the arrival of these life-saving machines back to Malaysia, ” he said.

The MCA president also thanked MASkargo and the Chinese government for their invaluable efficiency, support and expertise that were “instrumental during our time of need.”

China has shown great support to Malaysia to contain the virus following a recent spike in confirmed cases by sending over various medical supplies.

Describing China and Malaysia as good neighbours and partners, who "climb mountains and cross ditches together", Chinese Ambassador Bai Tian has said China was working with the relevant Malaysian authorities to actively source and purchase medical supplies from the republic.

Reiterating that China and Malaysia would stand firmly together to overcome difficulties, Bai said Chinese companies were also urged to extend assistance to Malaysia.

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