Business chambers raise RM500,000 for medics


KOTA KINABALU: Business chambers have raised RM500,000 in five days for the Sabah branch of the Malaysia Medical Association to assist in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) with Sabah United Chinese Chambers of Commerce (SUCCC) and its affiliates raised the amount requested by MMA Sabah branch.It is for the purchase of medical equipment needed by Sabah hospitals, SUCCC president and ACCCIM vice-president Tan Sri Andrew Liew (pic) said in a statement.

He said that they were thankful to ACCCIM president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap for helping raise RM300,000 and for SUCCC raising a further RM200,000 for the MMA Sabah Branch Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.

He said the monies would be used to purchase high-flow nasal cannula machines and other medical equipment that would be handed over to the Sabah State Health Department.

Hospitals and medical staff in Sabah, dubbed the epicentre of the nation’s third Covid-19 wave, have been overstretched since it began, peaking after Oct 1 with three-digit daily rises at over 70 deaths to date.

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