Donation of masks and face sheilds to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah Alor Setar


Inner Wheel Club of Alor Setar

15 September 2021


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One of the states severely hit by the pandemic is Kedah, the home state of the Inner Wheel Club of Alor Setar (IWC AS). The Club had been reading about Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB) in Alor Setar literally bursting at its seams in terms of ward and ICU capacity, as well as rapidly depleting supplies of much needed equipment, including face masks and face shields.


On 14 September 2021, IWC AS made arrangements with Dr. Zaiton Udin, Director of HSB, to handover 100 boxes of adult face masks at 50 masks per box (5,000 masks), 100 boxes of children’s masks at 10 masks per box (1,000 masks) and 70 face shields.  The seven boxes were handed over by IWC AS Vice President Tunku Zamharir to the Director. In acknowledging and thanking IWC AS for the donation, Dr. Zaiton explained that the Hospital will distribute the masks and shields to the public, many who come to HSB for various reasons without proper masks or over-used disposable masks.


Members then listened to a briefing given by Dr. Thiyagar Nadarajaw, Head of Department and Consultant Paediatrician, Adolescent Medicine Specialist and State Consultant for Paediatric Services, on the actual COVID-19 situation in the State and how HSB is fighting the toughest battle of its life to contain the exponential rise in cases of late.


IWC AS was glad to be able to help in these trying times when small acts of thoughtfulness go a long way to ease the heavy financial constraints faced by the Hospital.


~ Shantha Pillai