PETALING JAYA: Ninety-four ventilators purchased by the Health Ministry arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Shanghai. The machines were flown in by MASkargo and arrived at the airport at about 9pm yesterday.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the speedy delivery of the machines was a result of a close liaison between the Malaysian Embassy in China and the Chinese authorities.
“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 which expedites (the delivery of) these life-saving machines to Malaysia.
“The ventilators will be distributed according to the Health Ministry’s needs. The equipment will help save many more lives from Covid-19 and bring some much-needed relief to our medical professionals, ” said the MCA president.
Dr Wee also thanked MASkargo and the Chinese government for their invaluable efficiency, support and expertise that were “instrumental during the time of need”.
China has shown great support to Malaysia to contain the virus 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 that China was working with the relevant Malaysian authorities to source and purchase medical supplies from the country.
Reiterating that China and Malaysia will stand firmly together to overcome difficulties, he said Chinese companies were also urged to extend assistance to Malaysia.
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