COVID19 Appeal : Hospitals In Sabah Needs Your Help!

Short Story

Amidst the COVID19 Pandemic that is currently affecting globally, we are currently helping to raise funds urgently to rush the much needed supplies to protect the Hospitals frontliners in Sabah. We will start with sending supplies to the Hospital in Tawau first as they are the third highest record of COVID19  affected patients in Malaysia to-date with at least one death from the same hospital.

COVID19 Appeal : Hospitals In Sabah Needs Your Help!

by Angie Chin

  • Funding Goal

    RM50,000.00

  • Funds Raised

    RM13,175.00

  • Days to Go

    48 d

  • Campaign End Method

    Target Goal

Raised Percent :
26.35%
Minimum amount is RM10 Maximum amount is RM
RM

Angie Chin

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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About Covid19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
To date, there are 267,013 confirmed cases reported with 11,201 confirmed deaths and 185 countries and territories affected. These numbers is expected to increase in the coming days. More latest and accurate information can be obtained here, from the WHO website.
In Malaysia alone, Selangor has charted the highest COVID19 infected persons at 292, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 166 and Tawau (Sabah) at 136. For more information on this statistics (for Malaysia) can be obtained here, from the Malaysia Ministry Of Health.

Why help our Frontliners?

Our Hospital Frontliners’ (Doctors & Nurses), regardless of which hospitals they represent, works around the clock and on-call basis. They are indirectly exposed to Covid19 patients on a daily basis too. Number of infected persons may increase and its just a matter of time.

In order to tend and treat patients that are affected with Covid19, they are vulnerable to getting infected if they do not wear the required protective gears.

These frontliners are our friends and family that risks their lives to fulfill their duties to treat and to serve. And it is the right thing to do to help them get the help they need.

What do they need?

Through conversations with the Medical Team friends from the Hospitals in Sabah, the most urgent & required items are as follows. However, the followings are not the final supplies they need:

    1. PPE (Isolation Gown)
    2. N95 Mask
    3. Shoes/Boot Cover
    4. Head Cover (Hood disposable)
    5. OT Cap
    6. Hand Sanitizers
Lab Coat
Disposable Gowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the above are disposables, they need these supplies in HUGE quantities. Each day, they needed to use at least 300 – 600 pieces of disposables (as listed above) to protect themselves.

With the raised funds, we hope to be able to supply to Tawau Hospital (they charted the 3rd highest with 37 Covid19 patients to-date + 1 death) first and gradually supply the rest to the other Hospitals as per the followings whenever we have extra supplies:

    1. Lahad Datu (32 Covid19 patients)
    2. Kota Kinabalu (17 Covid19 patients)
    3. Kinabatangan (11 Covid19 patients)
    4. Sandakan (8 Covid19 patients)
    5. Beaufort & Tuaran (6 Covid19 patients each)
    6. Kunak & Kota Belud (5 Covid19 patients each)
    7. Sipitang (4 Covid19 patients)

 

At the moment, as you are reading this, it is known that the Hospitals in Sabah are running out of supplies and in dire needs.

How you can help?

Your donations is IMPORTANT to us as we represent these frontliners in this appeal to get the supplies they need whenever they call for it.

All funds received will be channeled to our friends from the  OPSHarapan , as they purchase / deliver some of the supplies to the Hospital/s as soon as they arrive. We also welcome to work with suppliers directly if they are able to provide stocks and delivery to the Hospital/s.

The funds raised is not only to purchase the above mentioned items at bulk rate but also to cover the logistics fees to deliver the items (either by sea/flight).

Our Hope

From as little as RM10, every donations counts. We would be grateful if you can help us to spread this campaign around too.

You may contact us at hello@hanafundme.com if you need more info about this campaign.

Rewards

RM10.00

Thank you email from the Team.

March, 2020

Estimated Delivery
57 backers
49943 rewards left

RM100.00

Thank you email from the Team.

March, 2020

Estimated Delivery
43 backers
4957 rewards left

RM500.00

Thank you email from the Team.

March, 2020

Estimated Delivery
9 backers
991 rewards left

RM1,000.00

Thank you email from the Team.

March, 2020

Estimated Delivery
2 backers
498 rewards left

RM3,000.00

Thank you email from the Team & a handwritten THANK YOU card.

March, 2020

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
200 rewards left

RM5,000.00

Thank you email from the Team & a handwritten THANK YOU card from the team and the Hospital representatives.

March, 2020

Estimated Delivery
0 backers
100 rewards left
  • Latest Update

    Hello Everyone!

    We've been receiving emails to enquire about KKM's status and if our campaign is legit or otherwise as there are many individuals out there running their own initiatives for different hospitals.

    And we are not privy to the KKM/JKN updates on supplies to all hospitals in Malaysia. But we assure you that we are working closely with the Tawau Hospital's representative in getting public support in purchasing the much needed protective gears for the frontliners as they are running low. We are working closely with our KL's counterpart, the OpsHarapan team in getting the supplies sent over to the hospital.

    Perhaps the relevant authorities have done their part to supply – but not enough. So we wouldn't know.

    Nevertheless, we wish to thank everyone again for the donations thus far and please help us to share/spread the campaign around.

  • FAQ

    Here is a compilation of the common questions we get in regards to our fundraising campaign:

    1. Why are you doing this? Government just announced that they will allocate funds for the hospitals.

    True they just announced. But doesn’t mean the hospitals will get them immediately. Think about the production and logistics too. Government also need to dig deep into their limited reserves. If we all can chip in collectively – why not?

    2. It’s not about the money, the hospitals have monies – there are shortages of supplies now. Even if you have the money, you can’t buy the supplies.

    Not ALL the hospitals have the money – especially the public hospitals. And true there are shortages of supplies. Why? Because suppliers need to buy raw materials and they need to pay their factory workers to produce them too. If no upfront payments to purchase or order the supplies – why would they send them to you? The least we could do is put our order first, let them produce and then monitor the estimated time for the logistics to do their deliveries & reach the intended parties.

    3. Why Tawau Hospital? Why not KK Hospital or other Hospitals in KL?

    We chose Tawau Hospital as they are the 3rd highest in terms of treating the affected COVID19 patient with already one death. We are also aware that they are other groups raising funds/help to other hospitals in KK or KL. As mentioned in our campaign earlier – spillover of supplies will also be channel to other hospitals that needs it.

    4. Do you work closely with Hospitals on this?

    Public Hospitals  are not supposed to appeal for any fundraising as it is against their policies. Hence as a caring public, we wish to help alleviate their challenges in any ways we can.

    5. Can we send items to Hospitals directly?

    Yes you can if you have their contacts personally. Please note that whatever you are sending it has to be verified by the hospital first to find out if it’s acceptable by them. Not all items are acceptable due to qualities and material.

    6. Are you a scam? There are so many scammers out there today.

    If you feel uncomfortable to help then don’t force yourself. For a merely RM10 donation – there is nothing much to scam there.

    7. Does your platform gets a cut?

    Yes, just like any other crowdfunding platforms (most crowdfunding pages are non profits, unless otherwise stated). And Platform fees varies. Nevertheless, we do NOT charge any upfront fees. However, to maintain our platform, we do charge a small service fee on total donations collected by the campaign itself. Eventually, our team will give something back too personally from our pockets.

    8. Where do you get your supplies?

    We are working closely with our friends from the OpsHarapan team as they have sourced most of items (before the MCO in Malaysia) to be sent to Wuhan. We do not take from unverified suppliers – only the ones they worked with before.

    9. What is the minimum to donate?

    Minimum amount is RM10 only. This is a reasonably acceptable amount to start with.

    10. Why raise up to that much?

    Honestly, don't look at the amount first. Look at the number of disposables needed by our frontliners. That's 300 – 600 a day. So imagine if you have 1,000 disposables, they can only last the frontliners 2-3 days max. And these disposables, they may or may not be cheap to produce so we are just preparing for the worst with the extras. Furthermore, whatever spillover we have – the supplies will go to other hospitals that is in need. Will we be able to raise that much? Perhaps. But we will try our best.

    11. Do we get a receipt?

    Yes you will get a receipt everytime you donate through this platform. Regardless whether you pay by transfer or credit card or paypal.

    12. Can we trust you?

    Frankly, it is up to you. We do not force nor have the time to justify why you must trust. When we stop collecting funds (whether meet the target or not) we will still fulfill our task to deliver to the hospital. If you wish to work with the Hospital directly, you may do so at your own accord.

  • We have reduced the Target Amount from RM500k to RM50k.

    In view of the Government's recent announcement that the Public can donate to MOH account directly, we support this action wholeheartedly. Hence we are reducing the amount to raise since we take it with good faith that MOH will look into funding all the hospitals needs soon.

     

  • We will be closing the Campaign when we reach the target.

    After discussing internally, we have decided to further reduce the Target funding amount from the original target of RM500k to RM100k and now RM50k since the Government has already announced RM500mil allocation for Hospital needs on 23 March 2020. Not to mention Corporates and GLCs that comes forward with huge donations.

    We are grateful for the development and we believe things will be alright from here onwards.

    Nevertheless, we will continue to fundraise for any emergency need that may arise while waiting for the supplies to arrive. So let's push the last hurdle and complete the task shall we?

    Nevertheless we wish to thank everyone that helps in this fundraising effort. Without each of you, we will never be able to push the authorities to act on the situation or deliver the help that the hospital need.

    Thank you again & God bless!

  • Thank you for mentioning us (Vulcan Post & NST)

    More stories of other everyday superheroes and their causes are here too. Grateful for the kind mention:

    NST: https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/jom/2020/03/578295/jom-do-everyday-heroes-helping-out-our-frontline-heroes?fbclid=IwAR0eXXBFMkJKnMCqzScFJastNvK4kJUREVNcF9–phLe4n2xRxJMf9sifKM

    Vulcan Post: https://vulcanpost.com/693014/covid-19-charity-donation-malaysia-food-medical-supplies/

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Allen Lai RM100.00 March 24, 2020
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Wilmie William RM10.00 March 23, 2020
Darshini Nadarajah RM10.00 March 23, 2020
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