The onslaught of the Covid-19 4th wave is having a devastating impact on Malaysia. The increased number of daily cases has brought our healthcare system to its knees. Our hospitals and frontliners are doing their best to battle this deadly virus but they need our help.
It has been reported extensively that Government Hospitals in Klang Valley were experiencing a shortage of medical devices such as beds, intensive care units’ (ICU) beds, ventilators, patient monitors, personal protective equipment, medical consumables and medicines including medical oxygen supply.
CovidFund.my is a BAC Education initiative dedicated to mobilising crucial aid to our government hospitals and frontliners. It has so far raised RM185,795 for these hospitals, but is still short of its RM1 million goal.
As cases breached the 20,000 daily cases mark, the painful reality of our healthcare system has left so many infected patients to fend for themselves, which is why the need to support our hospitals and frontliners is crucial. We must do all we can to save our people.
CovidFund.my initially identified Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) in Klang, Serdang Hospital, Hospital Serdang, Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) and Selayang Hospital but later added Ampang Hospital and Kajang Hospital into their list as well.
Hospital needs keep changing from time to time. CovidFund.my is constantly engaging these hospitals to assess their needs.
In response to this emergency demand, Brickfields Asia College donated 10 oxygen concentrators to HTAR. Each 5L unit costs around RM4,000 bringing the total to a whopping RM40,000 for only 10 units of machinery. Though these 10 units may be able to save 10 lives and more, it is not nearly enough to cope with the current demand.
Ideally, each patient gets their own oxygen concentrator for however long they require it. However, our hospitals are being forced to limit the time that patients can use them, to a measly 30 minutes each. One concentrator is being shared between 5 patients and they have no choice but to rotate, which is not only risky but distressing as well.
3 units of Syringe Pumps costing RM 3,200 per unit were also delivered to HTAR at 2pm on Monday 9th August (below).
5 Portable Suction Units were delivered to Hospital Serdang at 4pm on Monday 9th August. These Portable Suction Units are for ICU and A&E and to clear airway of blood, saliva, vomit or other secretions so that the patient may breathe (below).
CovidFuny.my delivered 5 Units of Syringe Pumps to HKL which was received by their deputy director Mr Fairuz (below).
They delivered another 5 units of Syringe Pumps to Selayang Hospital which was received by
hospital director Dr. Afidah Ali (below).
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