We must protect our front-liners!

Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen, MP Bandar Kuching

This morning, we went over to Klinik Kesihatan Petra Jaya to hand over 100 PPE Coveralls worth RM 8,000 to the clinic to protect the staff there especially those carrying out screening for Covid-19 among medical staff in the clinic.

Klinik Kesihatan Petra Jaya has started a “drive thru” screening and sampling centre specifically for medical or front-line staff to help ease the testing workload in Kompleks Belia Sukan so they can concentrate on testing the general public.

We were informed by the Head of the Clinic that currently they are mainly concentrating on testing front-liners and staff that were in contact with patients positive of Covid-19. Currently they test in average 30 individuals as they have just started but are looking to increase the capacity if needed.

I encourage the setting up of more such facilities and maybe open it to the public as it is quick and can minimise human contact as an effort to break the chain of infection. Such facilities has been implemented in countries such as South Korea as drive-through sampling is one of the more effective ways as it is not only quicker, but it also helps promote proper distancing among the people.

That is why we contributed the PPEs to help protect their staff especially those involved with testing and also seeing patients that may be carrying the virus.

We hope this will help them as we show our utmost appreciation to all the front-liners that have served us tirelessly to protect and treat us.

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