KUALA LUMPUR NOV.27: The frontliners involved in Op Benteng in Sabah will be receiving their personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks, hand sanitizers and face shields when the Royal Malaysian Air Force Aircraft A400M was flown today to the district of Kota Kinabalu, Tawau and Sandakan.
The National Task Force (NTF) in a statement said, the delivery consists of 750,000 pieces of face mask (750 boxes), 8,000 bottles of 500ml hand sanitizer (400 boxes) and 8,000 pieces of face shield (40 boxes).
“The first handover of the Op Benteng PPE by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) to NTF was held at the Air Movement Branch, Pangkalan Udara Subang,” said the statement.
The statement added, the event started with the symbolic handover of the PPE by the NADMA Director General, Datuk Dr. Aminuddin Hashim to NTF Commander, Laksamana Madya Datuk Aris Adi Tan Abdullah with the presence of Director General of National Security Council (NSC) Datuk Mohd. Rabin Basir.
Also present at the event were Representative of Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Health Services Director General, (Dr) Mohammed Haizar Haron, Commander of Pangkalan Subang, Brigadier General Omar Dawami (RMAF) and officers from NTF, MAF, NSC and NADMA.
The PPE will be distributed to 12 NTF agencies that are carrying out the Op Benteng duties in Kota Kinabalu, Tawau and Sandakan.
“The loading, delivery and the storage processes of the PPE were done on 26th Nov.2020 at the Store Depot, Sungai Buloh, Selangor and NADMA Headquarters, Putrajaya,” said the NTF statement.–Malaysia World News