COVID 19 emergency appeal & supply to hospitals in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 September 2021 – UNICEF in Malaysia has been working tirelessly since the start of the pandemic to help tackle the impact of the virus. Today, UNICEF Malaysia is providing essential oxygen concentrators, and other life-saving supplies to fight COVID-19 and help patients affected by COVID, undergoing post-COVID rehabilitation treatment or suffering from other respiratory infections.
This aid has been planned and coordinated to complement efforts by the Ministry of Health to ensure hospitals in Malaysia are equipped to provide adequate care in these trying times.
UNICEF Malaysia launched a local COVID-19 emergency appeal on 31 July 2021 to respond to the urgent needs of some hospitals in Malaysia, in consultation with the Ministry of Health. Live-saving supplies items delivered to hospitals on 2 September 2021:
|Medical supply items||Hospital Kuala Lumpur||Hospital Selayang||Sub-total|
|5L oxygen concentrator||200 units||200 units||400 units *|
|High flow nasal oxygen cannula *||6,000 pieces||6,000 pieces||12,000 pieces|
|Venturi oxygen mask *||6,000 pieces||6,000 pieces||12,000 pieces|
|High flow oxygen mask *||6,000 pieces||6,000 pieces||12,000 pieces|
*250 today, the rest later this month
More details about the life-saving supplies procured and delivered by UNICEF Malaysia:
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