Many countries have stepped in to help the Malaysia’s heath services to overcome the challenges placed on the system by the coronavirus. The Donations seek to save Malaysia from Covid catastrophe.
With Malaysia’s health system close to collapse after being overwhelmed by a surge of Covid-19 cases, many countries have supplied Malaysia with necessary medical equipments and vaccines to help stop the crisis.
USA, Japan, China, and Saudi Arabia have sent tons of medical equipment and vaccines to Malaysia that are now helping to battle the pandemic.
According to Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Japan has donated 998,400 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine; the United States donated 1,000,350 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and China donated 500,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine.
Saudi Arabia has also donated one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 4.5 million units of medical equipment worth USD5 million (USA Dollars), which arrived in Malaysia yesterday via two Saudia Airlines flights, according to the Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
Malaysia`s King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has expressed his appreciation to the King of Saudi Arabia King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Salman Al Saud for the medical contribution to help Malaysia deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
His Majesty said, this contribution clearly proves the friendship and good relations that have been long established between the governments and the people of both countries.
The United Kingdom has also expressed its intention to sending covid medical aid to Malaysia soon.
The Southeast Asian country of 35 million people had been struggling to come up with the necessary vaccine doses even before Covid-19 really began to hit hard.
The number of daily covid cases and deaths has gone so high these last few days in Malaysia.
As of Friday (Jul 30), Malaysia recorded 183,706 active COVID-19 cases. A total of 1,055 patients are currently in critical situation receiving treatment in the intensive care unit. 532 require respiratory support.The health ministry also reported 134 more fatalities yesterday.
So far, Malaysia has reported a total of 1,095,486 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. The death toll stands at 8,859.
Hospitals in Malaysia have been overwhelmed by the increasing number of covid patients. Some hospitals do not have enough beds and staff.
Millions of doses of critically important Covid-19 vaccines are being donated to Malaysia by a number of foreign countries, along with medical equipment and cash money to help Malaysian people and prevent Malaysia health system from collapsing.
Earlier in the pandemic, it was reported that the US has donated RM1 million to six Malaysian NGOs which help people affected by the coronavirus crisis. The funds donated by America directly supported almost 4,000 Malaysian families.