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2020-10-28 17:30:44  2367135

Fo Guang Shan collects equipment, masks for Sabah

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Ven Jue Cheng.
Ven Jue Cheng.

JENJAROM, Oct 28 (Sin Chew Daily) -- Fo Guang Shan Malaysia receives medical supplies and materials donated by companies for delivery to frontliners and members of the public in Sabah.

As the number of people infected with COVID-19 keeps rising in Sabah, Ven Jue Cheng, Chief Abbess of Fo Guang Shan for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, has to find a way to deliver the supplies to the state.

With only short notices given, companies have come forward to donate three sets of bedside monitors value at RM27,000, 7,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, 8,500 high quality fabric masks and 15,005 face masks for Sabah.

Bedside monitor contributed by Khind Starfish Foundation to be delivered to Sabah by Fo Guang Shan Malaysia.
Bedside monitor contributed by Khind Starfish Foundation to be delivered to Sabah by Fo Guang Shan Malaysia.

Khind Starfish Foundation set up by Khind chief executive officer Cheng Ping Keat, has contributed three sets of bedside monitors.

Cheng heard about the shortage of medical equipment in Sabah and joined Yayasan Sin Chew to donate a total of three sets of beside monitors to be delivered to hospitals in remote areas of Sabah.

"Cheng heard from me that hospitals in remote areas of Sabah were short of medical equipment. He contacted Yayasan Sin Chew and the person in-charge at Sabah health department to verify that the state was still short of three sets of bedside monitors. He decided to contribute the monitors valued at RM8,900 each.

Bedside monitor is a common medical equipment and a must-have in surgery wards, ICUs and emergency divisions mainly to monitor the patient's blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc. The device displays readings of body functions for doctors and this helps reduce mortality rate of patients.

Meanwhile, SJJ United Enterprise donated 3,500 pieces of fabric masks which can be reused up to 30 times. The light-sensitive fabric mask is priced at RM29.90 each. The highlight of the fabric mask is that it automatically disinfects up to 99% under the sun.

Another company Ramatex Textiles sponsored 5,000 pieces of reusable fabric masks priced at RM10 each.

A volunteer with Fo Guang Shan Malaysia Chen Yan Ni also collected 7,000 pieces of personal protective equipment to be sent to Sabah soon.

A total of 3,500 pieces of light-sensitive fabric masks will be delivered to Sabah soon.
A total of 3,500 pieces of light-sensitive fabric masks will be delivered to Sabah soon.



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