Covid-19: With increased requests for oxygen concentrators, Sikh NGO pleads for donations to help more people

“We really hope to serve our fellow Malaysians and our team is working hard by responding to messages and calls for anyo...

PETALING JAYA, Aug 9 — Non-governmental organisation United Sikhs Malaysia has been helping citizens in need of oxygen concentrators while isolating at home since April this year.

But now its president Sunil Shukbir demand had increased with with NGO receiving 1,500 phone calls from people in the Klang Valley in the past 72 hours, asking for oxygen concentrators as hospitals are overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.

“Many are also in need of the concentrators at home as there is no place for them in the hospital,” he said...

...“We purchased the oxygen concentrators from a local supplier and lent them to anyone in need irrespective of their background or race.

“However, anyone in need of the concentrators needs a doctor’s permission before our team of volunteers will distribute them to their homes.”...

...“Many have been asking and requesting for oxygen concentrators including daily wage earners and senior citizens.

“Yesterday, I went to a few local suppliers and was surprised to find that the oxygen concentrators were all out of stock.

“Luckily, I managed to buy four today.”

The president said that the team has been working hard including volunteer distributors and in-house doctor Dr Simeren Kaur who is leading the team.

The team plans to purchase another 50 oxygen concentrators to be distributed by the end of the week and hopes that the public can donate to the good cause.

“We really hope to serve our fellow Malaysians and our team is working hard by responding to messages and calls for anyone in need,” he said.

Anyone who wants to donate to the good cause can contribute directly to United Sikhs Malaysia’s CIMB Account number 8007556724.

Please WhatsApp bank slip to 012-2140515 or email to [email protected] for official receipts.

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