NGO, netizens design face shields for health workers

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KOTA BHARU: Concerned about the safety of health personnel following the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), several quarters have taken ...

24 Mar 2020 / 10:24 H.A - CORONAVIRUS | The Kelantan Health Department has denied that an intensive care unit specialist at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII) in Kota Bharu has died from Covid-19.Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara offers drive-through Covid-19 screening Monday, 23 Mar 2020 01:09 PM MYT BY YISWAREE PALANSAMY Currently, the Ministry of Health has 59 designated hospitals across Malaysia for Covid-19 screening.NGO volunteers make 1,000 DIY face shields for Hospital Sungai Buloh frontliners amid Covid-19 pandemic Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 11:44 AM MYT BY ARIF ZIKRI The Tzu Chi volunteers have managed to produce 1,000 pieces of face shield in the course of two days.

Pix for representational purpose only.KOTA BHARU: Concerned about the safety of health personnel following the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), several quarters have taken their own initiative to design and make their own face shield for use by frontline personnel in addressing the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.Zaini also denied rumours that the HRPZII's anesthesiology department had been crippled and declared a "red flag".Among them is a non-governmental organisation, the Kelantan chapter of Pertubuhan Amal Perubatan Ibnu Sina Malaysia (Papisma), which is working to create its own DIY face shields to be distributed to staff at health facilities, as well as government and private hospitals, in the state.The programme will be open daily from 8am till 8pm, with a guarantee that results will be known between 48 and 72 hours.“The supply of face shields in hospitals and health facilities is running low, and it may take a long time to order, as well as involves high cost..So, we are called to create our own DIY face shield, which will not only save time, but also cost, said its chairman, Dr Tengku Ahmad Damitri Al-Astani Tengku Din to Bernama.“I was always touched to see the medical personnel rescuing lives at the front line.

He said 15 Papisma members and a few volunteers comprising the local community, got together since three days ago to make the DIY face shields.On March 9, MoH announced that it is collaborating with the private medical sector to provide sample collection services from home and have them tested for Covid-19.“The face shields will be distributed in stages to hospitals and health facilities in the state, including Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZ II), Kota Bharu, Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM), Machang Hospital, Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital (HSIP) in Kuala Krai, as well as health clinics and private clinics,” he added.Over the past few days, health care providers have been worried about their health due to the shortage of PPE to be used in the handling of Covid-19 cases.A search on the Facebook site found a similar initiative by a group known as the 3D Printing Malaysia Community for Covid-19, which gathers netizens to create face shield through the 3D printing technology.“However, there will be charges for this service,” Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah added.The community, established last March 22, now has 697 members who have contributed various ideas and prototypes for face shields.So, it’s good that we can make these DIY shields” said Yip Sook Ying, who is also another volunteer.

A member of the community, Nurfaiz Foat, when contacted, said the first batch of the face shields which he sent for testing by specialist doctors from various departments and hospitals had been approved.“The face shields have been used at several facilities, including Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Health Clinic at Precint 18 Putrajaya and Sungai Buloh Hospital,” he said, adding that the face shields were given free.Callers can request to speak with a Qualitas doctor for advice and screening on Covid-19, who will then assess and determine if the caller is high risk, based on MoH’s guidelines.“My wife is a MO at Serdang Hospital, so the risk of infection is higher.That is the reason that led me to mobilise this initiative.I want to promote the idea that all of us, the general public, can also help in these critical times,” said Nurfaiz, a product designer at a local technology company.Related Articles.The Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit Buddhist organisation from Taiwan.

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