Monash donates RM50K medical equipment to hospital

From left: Dr Mokhtar, Dato' Dr Aman bin Rabu, Dr Sivakumar, YB Dato Hj Mohd Rashidi

Monash University Malaysia has donated RM50,000 worth of medical equipment to Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru, as part of its effort to support and provide essential equipment at this challenging time.

"As we battle the COVID-19 pandemic with ICUs reaching capacity and increasing pressure being placed on healthcare frontliners, Monash University Malaysia would like to contribute and support in aiding this fight," said Professor Mohamed Shajahan Bin Mohamed Yasin, Head of Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The donation comprised three units of NBIP SP02 for fingers, 15 units of OxiMeter for fingers and ten units of syringe pump, all-important in managing serious COVID-19 infections. The Malaysian Red Crescent Johor assisted in getting the equipment to the hospital.

The donation was presented to Johor state health director Dato' Dr Aman Rabu, who received the equipment on behalf of the hospital during a low key handover ceremony on 14 June 2021. Also present was Sultanah Aminah Hospital director Dr Mokhtar Pungut @ Ahmad, a representative from the Raja Zarith Sofiah Foundation, and Associate Professor Sivakumar A/L Thurairajasingam from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.

The President and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Malaysia, Professor Andrew Walker, said that, "Monash University Malaysia is honoured to support the very important work being done by Sultanah Aminah Hospital. We have a wonderful partnership with the hospital, and we send our very best wishes to all  the frontliners who work so hard to protect the health and safety of our community."