Teo (left) handing over the PPE to Dr Wong. – Picture by Helen Wong/#sew4frontlinersmiri

MIRI: Volunteers with the #sew4frontlinersmiri group have delivered 3,770 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Miri Hospital in their third contribution to the healthcare workers who are combating Covid-19.

The group’s co-founder, Teo Yen Luan, said the PPE consisted of 2,500 units of isolation gown, 755 caps, 509 hoods and the rest are coveralls.

“We are happy to continue contributing in our small way to help the frontliners fight Covid-19,” she said when contacted.

Teo, accompanied by several volunteers, had presented the PPE to the Director of hospital Dr Jack Wong, on Sunday.

The group had earlier donated 1,245 isolation gowns to the hospital, followed by PPE consisting of 630 isolation gowns, 200 caps and 100 boot covers on June 11.

The #sew4frontlinersmiri had since early April donated nearly 10,000 pieces of PPE to frontliners in hospitals and health clinics and to the Fire and Rescue Department in Miri.

“We thank everyone involved including individuals, organisations and volunteers from Miri Prison, schools, Miri Community College, as well as the sponsors of non-woven materials and related equipment, for the success of the PPE project,” Teo said.

Dr. Wong thanked #sew4frontlinersmiri for continuously donating PPE to the Miri Hospital.

“We are very blessed to have a very supportive Miri community including #sew4frontlinersmiri in helping us fight Covid-19. Despite being a green zone, we still need the PPE, as the war against Covid-19 pandemic is far from over,” he said.