The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Perak contributed personal protective equipment (PPE) to the State Health Department (JKN) yesterday (June 18).
According to a statement by MMA dated today (June 19), the PPE sets were worth an overall of RM59,560.
“The PPE sets comprised 5,000 units of KN95 surgical masks, 20,000 units of 3-ply surgical masks and 600 units of long-sleeved plastic gowns,” it said.
The presentation ceremony was done at the JKN building in Ipoh. Present were the chairman and vice chairman of MMA Perak, Dr R.M. Premananda and Dr Satkunan Mark and JKN director Dato’ Dr Ding Lay Ming, among others.
“For information, MMA Perak is arranging for the production of sewn PPE for more contributions in the future.
“This is crucial as PPE are essential elements in protecting frontlining medical staff from infection of COVID-19.
“PPE is highly used among medical units dealing directly with COVID-19 patients, such as Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Department and COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Thus, they require allocation of resources in ensuring continual supply.
“MMA Perak pledges their undivided support to fellow medical frontliners through this contribution,” the statement further added.
Previously in December 2020, MMA Perak donated 200 sets of PPE comprising gowns, head covers and boots, along with 200 units of face shields to JKN.