Padu needs RM215,000 to purchase medical equipment for Covid-19 patients

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KOTA BARU: Persatuan Alumni Doktor Universiti Sains Malaysia (Padu) needs RM215,000 to purchase medical equipment and breathing machines for Covid-19 patients nationwide.

Padu president Prof Datuk Dr Jafri Malin Abdullah said the purchase of this medical equipment was important to assist hospitals in the country during this critical period especially those in the Klang Valley.

So far, he said Padu has collected about RM51,000 which was donated by the public via a fund drive launched by the association recently.

“This equipment might not be enough to support the rising number of Covid-19 patients at the hospitals especially those who need emergency treatment.

Pic courtesy of PADU
Pic courtesy of PADU

“In our fund drive last March, we managed to collect RM100,000 and later purchased medical equipment for few hospitals such as Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Sungai Buloh and Raja Perempuan Zainab II hospitals,” he said in a statement.

Apart from the donation drive, he said Padu with the help of several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) also distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to nearly 20 hospitals in the country.

He said the association welcomes the public to continue donating to the fund to assist patients especially those who need breathing machines.

Donations can be made to Padu’s bank account at 03018010143411 – Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad Persatuan Alumni Doktor USM (Padu).


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