PETALING JAYA: The Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM), through GoCare, has stepped forward to help raise funds for government hospitals in Klang Valley battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
The effort saw a total of RM30,000 raised through GoCare to help hospitals affected by a shortfall in supplies due movement restrictions.
“Due to the restrictions imposed on medical supply suppliers, they were unable to operate during this time.
“This resulted in a medical supply shortage at public hospitals in Klang Valley,” CRSM chief Datuk Natalie Lim Chong Ly (pic) said in a statement on Monday (Aug 30).
Following this, CRSM launched an emergency fund-raising campaign through GoCare which saw enthusiastic response from members of the public.
With the funds, GoCare managed to supply large carts of oxygen tanks to Putrajaya Hospital and Kajang Hospital over the past two months.
“It also delivered medical thermometers to Serdang Hospital on Monday (Aug 30) as well as other supplies, vegetarian lunches and chocolate biscuits to frontliners,” she added.
Among other supplies and equipment channelled to the hospitals include donations of 100 disinfection guns and disinfectants from AST Chemical Group and a blood glucose metre and test handle from Nano Medic Company.
Other donations included oxygen tanks donated from VTAR Institute and a waterproof digital camera, amplifier and lunch boxes from the KL Selangor Photography Association.
Lim said that CRSM and GoCare would continue to raise funds for government hospitals in the Klang Valley.
“We will also expand fund raising activities to other states where the pandemic situation is worsening,” she added.
She said members of the public and the private sector who wish to contribute can visit https://gocare.org.my/product/covid-pregnant-women or call the GoCare hotline at 019-668 6278.
Meanwhile, Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie said that MCA Wanita is working with GoCare to raise funds for medical equipment for pregnant women and newborn babies infected with Covid-19.