Tzu Chi donates ICU equipment to Sungai Buloh Hospital

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PETALING JAYA: Following a hike in Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, ICUs in designated hospitals nationwide are operating at near capacity and to help cope with this surge, Tzu Chi Kuala Lumpur and Selangor donated ICU equipment to the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

The Sungai Buloh Hospital is the country’s main facility for treating severe Covid-19 patients. After learning of the hospital’s needs, Tzu Chi decided to first donate equipment worth more than RM2.1mil, including ten ICU ventilation and respiratory monitoring devices, 20 high-flow nasal cannulas, 100 medical beds, 14,000 N95 masks and 10,000 face shields.

Sungai Buloh Hospital director Dr Kuldip Kaur said the hospital was facing certain challenges in terms of manpower and medical resources as the pandemic worsens. Nonetheless, she was thankful for the assistance from non-governmental organisations.

She expressed thanks to Tzu Chi for their rapid response in delivering, in batches, the necessary supplies to the hospital within a week.

In the spirit of safeguarding health, Tzu Chi Malaysia is also working together with Tzu Chi headquarters in Taiwan and Tzu Chi branches worldwide to raise the necessary medical supplies for other countries facing severe Covid-19 situations, including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

Tzu Chi invites all interested parties to help the cause by donating to help its Covid-19 response efforts in Malaysia and abroad. To find out how to donate, visit www.tzuchi.my/en/donate. For other enquiries, call 03-6256 3800.



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