The Old Puteras disaster relief cash collection has swelled to RM 101, 560 with goods-in-kind also valued at not less than hundred thousand.
OPA President, Dato’ Baha said, “Just like in boys wing time, 43 years later, I see OPs all geared-up, tremendously enthusiastic and supportive, wanting to do more for those most impacted. And I want to stand with them with words of appreciation and encouragement.”
Since the last update, several more ‘impacted sites’ have been added to their list including Sarawak that is expected to receive 100 PPE boxes courtesy of Batch 12 (Intake 91-95) with the Panglima Tentera Udara (Chief of Air Force) confirming in providing logistical support.
It seems OPs are everywhere, where need is required. When the Prime Minister visited the Pusat Kuarantin dan Rawatan COVID-19 Berisiko Rendah at Taman Ekspo Pertanian Malaysia Serdang (MAEPS), the Pengarah Perubatan Bahagian Perkidmatan Kesihatan ATM, OP Maj Gen Datuk Dr Zulkeffle Mat Jusoh (E83-85) was at hand to brief the PM on the latest developments at the centre.
Meanwhile, while Dato Baha was busy with OP Elias Jemadi couriering safety supplies to the TUDM Subang base, OPs of Southern Chapter – Tabung Orang Susah lead by OP Mohd Asrof bin Tukiman with OP Ernieza bin Mujeini ((H94-95), were busy shuttling food assistance non-stop to those most in need.
Concomitantly, the chairman of the OPA Disaster Relief, OP Zulhibri assisted by OP Dr Noorhisham both from intake 87 reiterated the need for OPs to continue with their coordinating efforts to reach out to assist the Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah (PKDs) with supply of kits and materials for frontliners.
“Kerja gila”, is what Dato Baha termed in getting face-shield and PPE boxes ready within 24 hours. “We have been working round the clock for the past two days with OP Zulhibri to ensure these items are sent to hot spot PKD areas” he continued.
He also said that besides Sinar Harian publication, other donors have come forward requesting OPA Disaster Relief to supply items needed by PKDs which they will pay for.
The president of OPA acknowledged the presence of OP doctors serving at the Hospital Angkatan Tentera, Brig Generals, Amirrudin, Shabbar, Rosman, Faizal, Izuddin, Rushidi, Zulkeffle and those who left the service, Malik Faizal (Comandant Boy 85), Razin and Nizam.
On the same note, the OPA president invites OP doctors throughout Malaysia and those overseas to contact OPA secretariat, especially those performing Covid 19 frontline service.
He said, “Our association is proud to acknowledge and would like to provide further assistance to OPs serving in the frontlines.”