Malaysia to send medical aids worth RM922, 445 to Palestinians in Gaza

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KUALA LUMPUR: For the third time, the Ministry of Health will be sending humanitarian aids in the form of medicines and consumable supplies that are mostly needed by the Palestinian people.

According to a statement from the Ministry, up to December 6, 2023, the Ministry had gathered 20.3 tonnes of supplies, which included 16.8 tonnes of intravenous fluids and 3.5 tonnes of consumable medications, with an estimated cost of RM922, 445.

The statement read, “The medical supplies from the Ministry of Health Malaysia have been handed over to Ops Ihsan Secretariat at the Defence Storage Depot, Sungai Buloh by the Health Minister, Dr. Zaliha Mustafa.”

With the help of over 50 associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Malaysia, the goal of Ops Ihsan as a humanitarian aid operation is to guarantee that the distribution of aid to the Palestinian people by Malaysians can be carried out in a more organised and efficient manner.

According to the announcement, Ops Ihsan has so far shipped two (2) batches of aid in the form of products from Malaysia: The first delivery, which arrived on November 3, 2023, weighed 20 tonnes, and the second, which arrived on November 10, 2023, weighed 10 tonnes.

“All the goods were sent from Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) to the Defence Storage Depot, Sungai Buloh on December 7, 2023, and is expected to be flown on December 17, 2023 ,” the statement added.

Present at the handing over of humanitarian aids to Ops Ihsan Secretariat were: Walid Abu Ali, the ambassador of Palestine to Malaysia; Datin Roszanina Wahab, the deputy chief secretary (administration) of the Ministry of Defence; and Datuk Dr. Norhayati Rusli, the deputy director general of health (public health) of the Ministry of Defence.-Malaysia World News

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