Ward built by volunteers in Beluran ready to house pregnant Covid-19 patients


(Left) Norfadzlina with health personnel after the makeshift ward was completed.

KOTA KINABALU: An extended ward built by volunteers, led by a housewife in Beluran district is finally completed, and ready to house Covid-19 pregnant women.

The ward can also be used to screen those who are about to give birth for the virus.

Beluran Hope person-in-charge Norfadzlina Ramsah said the project, which was supposed to be completed in several days, was delayed due to several constraints.

“But let’s not talk about that, what matters is that the ward is completed and ready for use, ” she said.

The makeshift ward was constructed at a walkway of the Beluran Hospital.

This is to make sure that suspected Covid-19 pregnant women can be isolated and screened away from non-Covid-19 patients.

Volunteers helping out to build the makeshift ward.Volunteers helping out to build the makeshift ward.

Beluran now has five active Covid-19 cases.

Norfadzlina thanked those who have contributed in terms of funding and materials, as well as other forms of contributions to the cause, and hoped others would also come forward to help their communities in any way they can.

“Those who have helped included Upko, Parti Warisan Sabah, Persatuan Perpaduan Rumpun Etnik Sabah (Pandaras), Life Water Sdn Bhd, Labuk assemblyman Samad Jamri and the public, ” she said.

People like Norfadzlina are not the only ones doing their part to help the community during this pandemic.

Over the past few days, and even months ago, numerous non-governmental organisations, individuals and companies have been consistently rendering help to the needy, and even the state government to fight against Covid-19.

The latest included Pagagau Aquaculture Sdn Bhd, Borneo Bina Jaya Sdn Bhd, Osimal Foundation, Tzu Chi Foundation, individuals like Munira Ladis who have been contributing and raising funds for the needy in Kinabatangan, Adrian Edy who has been opening up a food bank for the poor, and politicians.

Many kind hearted people from other states in the country have also been making their own donations to poor students and the underprivileged, following news reports of such cases in Sabah.

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