During this trying period of Covid19 pandemic, there are many lives gasping for breath in the ICUs throughout our country. Not every patient who direly needs a ventilator or similar equipment is able to avail it just because demand exceeds supply. Doctors are in a dire situation having to prioritise which patient to ventilate. After talking to several intensive care consultants in government hospitals in our country who are treating Covid19 patients, we have been advised that there is an urgent need for Fisher and Paykel Airvo2 High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) apparatus. This apparatus can be used in the ward for the Covid19 patients who are in late stage 3 or stage 4, to increase the oxygen percentage to safe level. Since there is an acute shortage of ICU beds in most of the hospitals, the HFNC oxygen apparatus is a very useful machine and its usage may avoid the need for an ICU bed.
By providing this lifesaving equipment we are confident that some preventable deaths can be avoided. We do not know the colour or creed of the patient saved. Even in the future we may not meet him. But imagine the smile on his face generated by our little act. Our conscience whispers you have done something great for HUMANITY. At the start we are planning to donate two machines. Each machine costs around RM 30,000 with some consumable items. For two machines we need around RM 60,000. Your generous donations and gesture will make our intentions a reality. We whole heartedly thank you all in advance for enabling us to complete this humanitarian project.
The committee has appointed Datuk Dr Kathiresan, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist of KPJ Damansara as the advisor for this donation drive and also to procure the HFNC oxygen apparatus from a highly reputable supplier in the country.
Your donations can be transferred to the following account number:
- Malaysian Medical Association Wilayah Persekutuan
- CIMB Account No. 8009934726
- Ref: Wilayah Covid HFNC Funds
After donating, please send the confirmation slip by email or WhatsApp to:
- Email: email@example.com
- WhatsApp: 6012-2383063 (Johnny Lee)