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THE National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) has donated medical supplies to the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) that include surgical gowns, personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks as well as 17 haemodialysis machines in ensuring proper treatment to the kidney patients.
Its chairman, Datuk Dr Zaki Morad Mohamad Zaher, said NKF, the leading non-profit organisation, also provided treatment at their dialysis centres to patients who were referred by the government hospitals.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an overwhelming number of patients in government hospitals and we recognise the urgency to respond and act swiftly to address the country’s needs at this critical time.
“This initiative is in line with our organisation’s commitment to holistic care and by extension to help Malaysians, particularly the most vulnerable kidney patients and the frontline healthcare personnel who brave the storm in carrying out their duties,” he said in a statement here today.
He added that throughout this pandemic, haemodialysis still needs to be carried out for kidney patients, requiring trained staff to deliver the four-hour treatment to patients, three times a week and precautionary steps have to be taken to ensure the health of their frontline healthcare personnel.