Sabah Hospitals to Receive Medical Equipment from Yayasan PETRONAS In Mitigating Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 November 2020 – Yayasan PETRONAS today officially handed over medical equipment and supplies worth RM2.5 million to the Sabah State Health Department for distribution across public hospitals and health clinics in helping medical front-liners mitigate COVID-19 in the state.

Since last week, 10 units of powered air purifying respirators, two units of humidifiers with integrated flow generator, and five units of four-parameter vital sign monitors are being delivered to six public hospitals in Sabah. 

These hospitals include Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan, Tawau Hospital, Keningau Hospital and Lahad Datu Hospital. The medical equipment and supplies will be used in the hospitals’ nursing care, emergency and trauma, intensive care and paediatric intensive care wards.

Additionally, a total of 1,000 jumpsuits and 600,000 nitrile gloves will be distributed to the public hospitals and health clinics through the Sabah State Health Department.

Head of PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Rokiah Sulaiman said: “We recognise the urgency and need for more medical equipment and supplies at public hospitals and health clinics here in Sabah. We hope that our contribution can ensure the well-being of the front-liners whilst helping them cope with COVID-19 cases.” 

Sabah Health Director Datuk Dr. Christina Rundi said: “We appreciate the timely contribution by Yayasan PETRONAS to better equip our hospitals and medical front-liners in managing COVID-19 cases. As we aim to flatten the curve again, we strongly urge the public to continue avoiding the 3Cs (crowded places, confined spaces and close conversation) and practising the 3Ws (wash your hands with soap often, wear masks and heed warnings).”

In September, Yayasan PETRONAS contributed a total of 1,504 bottles of hand sanitisers, 2,500 pieces of surgical face masks and 2,390 medical gowns to QEH. The Foundation also contributed two units of ventilators to the hospital in August.

In April, a total of 14 intensive care unit beds were given to several hospitals in Sabah, including QEH, Sabah Women and Children Hospital in Likas, Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan, Tawau Hospital, Lahad Datu Hospital, Keningau Hospital, and Labuan Hospital. 

As of November 2020, the initiatives and efforts undertaken by the PETRONAS Group to support the nation in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 stands at more than RM42 million which also includes a contribution from PETRONAS’ employees amounting to RM6.4 million

These initiatives are in line with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 that focuses on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all.

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