Press Release

17th June 2021 - ViTrox Donated Respiratory Support Units Worth RM 114,000 to Penang General Hospital ICU

PENANG, MALAYSIA - JUNE 2021 - As the COVID-19 pandemic grew exponentially in Malaysia, ViTrox Technologies donated five sets of respiratory support units - humidifiers with integrated flow generators, hoping to cater to the needs of critically ill COVID-19 patients and support the healthcare frontliners.

The medical equipment donation, which was worth RM114,000, was made through the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Penang General Hospital.

The spike of COVID-19 cases caused general hospitals to face a shortage of medical resources. On June 3, volunteers from Tzu Chi Malaysia handed seven units of humidifiers with integrated flow generators to healthcare workers in the hospital.

No matter how big or small, good people and good deeds are always rewarded twice; Everyone can make a positive impact and feel great at the same time. Especially in the current coronavirus pandemic, simple donations and acts of kindness can have an impact, especially for people struggling to stay healthy. President & CEO of ViTrox Mr. Chu Jenn Weng shared that the donation was in line with ViTrox’s core values I.A.C.T.G. (Integrity . Accountability . Courage . Trust & Respect . Gratitude & Care). “We care for the people in need, especially in this challenging moment. Therefore, we donated the medical equipment to support those in need and our kind act brings hope to the community,” said.

“Our organization’s medical mission is ‘safeguarding lives and health with love.’ We will continue to strive towards this direction,” Tzu-Chi volunteer Khoo Boo Leong said, “Tzu-Chi is grateful to all its donors. ViTrox Corporation Berhad participated by being one of the donors.”

Khoo Boo Leong (left) and other Tzu Chi volunteers deliver the humidifiers with integrated flow generators to the Penang General Hospital.

The humidifiers with integrated flow generators would be able to support the COVID-19 patients at the new high dependency ward in Penang General Hospital. The humidifiers with integrated flow generators provide respiratory support and airway hydration for critically ill COVID-19 patients. It provides a high flow of air or oxygen mixtures to spontaneously breathing patients.