PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has received 48 more intensive care unit (ICU) beds from Beijing, China, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Transport Minister said the ICU beds were brought in using a special flight by AirAsia and arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Friday (April 10) morning.
"We would like to thank AirAsia for preparing the flight with a higher load capacity as well as the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for helping us ease the delivery of the ICU beds to Malaysia this time.
"The ICU beds will be sent to the hospitals for emergency use and to treat serious Covid-19 patients," said Dr Wee in a Facebook post on Friday.
He added that the Transport Ministry will seek the permission from CAAC to enable AirAsia to bring the remaining 24 ICU beds from Beijing on Sunday (April 12).
This will mean a total of 100 ICU beds from Hebei Pukang Medical Treatment Equipment Co., Ltd and will be brought in three phases.
A few days ago, the first shipment of 28 ICU beds had arrived in Malaysia and were distributed to government hospitals.
All the beds were sponsored by Yayasan Petronas.
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