MASkargo Flies for Intubation Boxes Charity Project
KLIA, 06 April 2020: MAB KARGO SDN. BHD. (MASkargo) has uplifted a number of intubation boxes for frontliners in government hospitals in Malaysia dealing with COVID-19 patients.
The shipment is the result of an initiative called The Acrylic Intubation Box Charity Project by a group of Anaesthetist doctors at the KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital.
“The doctors developed a great initiative but they had problems with delivery due to the Movement Restriction Order (MCO) imposed to curb the spread of the virus. They approached MASkargo for assistance to send the 14 pieces of intubation boxes to Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. As we operate to these airports, we agreed to fly the goods as part of our corporate social responsibility efforts”, said Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, MASkargo’s Chief Executive Officer.
Anaesthetist team from KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital lead by Dr Kamal Bashar Abu Bakar, Dr Fatmawati Noseri and Dr Sabri Dewa are continuing the charity legacy in this collaboration project with Alumni Perintis PKP MRSM Kulim, Dr Suzanna Daud and Nor Hayati Mohd Yusof from IKRAM Malaysia.
“The main objective of this project is to support Government hospitals in crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia is one such situation and the project team is assisting in the facilitation of patients”, said Dr Kamal Bashar Abu Bakar.
The intubation boxes are to be distributed to seven Government hospitals including Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II, Kota Bharu, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching, Hospital Melaka & Hospital UITM Selayang.
“The Anaesthetist and Management team of KPJ Rawang express their sincere thanks the Management of MASkargo and Malaysia Airlines Berhad, IKRAM, Sky Advertising and Alumni Jenan representative, Luqman Hakeem for their support and contribution in making this project a success”, he ended.
The boxes for Johor, Sabah and Sarawak were flown on 3 April while the balance for Kelantan was shipped the following day.
On another note, 94 units of ventilators arrived safely last night on board flight MH389 which landed in KLIA at 2100hrs. These ventilators will be distributed to the COVID-19 hospitals throughout the country.
“We’d like to thank all donors and NGOs for their contributions which we are managing or flying in. The team at Malaysia Aviation Group is working hard for your well-being, so please stay at home for all of us!”, Ibrahim concluded.