COVID-19 Community Outreach Program

By: Andrew Ang Zhi Zhong

As a community GP doctor, I would like to give back to community and raise fund for my personal protective equipment and my clinic staff


RM 5,655

pledge of RM 10,000 goal

41
backers

Funding period

Mar 27 2020 – Apr 26 2020

Project Summary

My story

I am Dr. Andrew Ang, a general practitioner who have recently resigned from the governmental compulsory service around January 2020. I’ve started a small rehab distributor company, fuelled by personal interest and passion, while running a small community clinic in Cyberjaya. The seriousness of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) is surreal. I believe what we are experiencing is just the tip of the iceberg. Some experts say that this pandemic may even last up to a year. Our frontliners are already on the brink of collapsing. Our resources are on the brink of depleting. It will be a test of willpower of the human race versus the resilience of this virus. It is depressing to see our fellow Malaysian comrades falling, especially our medical frontliners who are the nation’s biggest asset. There are at least 1306 positive cases and already 10 reported casualties as I was writing this article. Yet, during this desperate time, scammers broke loose. Many people got scammed by purchasing fake masks and thermometers from unverified sources.

On 23 March 2020, our Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the government will be importing 10 million pieces of 3ply face masks for Malaysians. However with the current population of 31 million people, does it mean that one mask is simply catered for 3 people? And what would happen after that? I pondered and came up with a solution. 

I believe with my experience and connection, I can help those in need to purchase what’s needed without making much profit. I believe we should help one other to battle this ongoing war. 

What I can do

I had contacted few suppliers directly and they are offering a few items as below (All price INCLUDED DELIVERY FEE AND CUSTOM TAX)


1) 3ply medical mask - 50 piece 16USD per box (International CE certified)( China certified mask - YY/T 0969-2013(BFE) & YY/0469-2011(PFE)) 

 

 

2) WF5000 Contactless thermometer 49USD**<Update 30/3/2020> per piece (Swiss company) ( International CE certified & registered with Malaysia Medical Devices/KKM) (www.http://bwell-swiss.ch/product/wf-5000/)**

**<<UPDATE 30 MARCH>>
In view of worsening of the Covid-19 situation in Europe and US, B-Well Swiss unable to maintain the production of WF5000 thus they advice us to take WF4000 (39USD per piece)(Swiss company)
(International CE certified & registered with Malaysia Medical Devices/KKM)
(http://bwell-swiss.ch/product/wf-4000/)

--- We are truly sorry about the update thus those who contributed earlier will receive WF4000 instead of WF5000 (No extra fee or contribution needed)

3) WF1000 Infrared 2 in 1 ear/forehead thermometer 10 USD per piece (Swiss company) ( International CE certified & registered with Malaysia Medical Devices/KKM) (http://bwell-swiss.ch/product/wf-1000/)

*All price included custom and logistic fee
*We will be transparent with every purchase directly from manufacturer and forwarding fees

The Impact

No one can help everyone but everyone can help someone. I may be a regular general practitioner but hey, this small aid may somewhat help the community and together we can do so much more. To be frank, doing this allows me to raise some funds for myself to buy my own Personal Protective Equipment to run my own clinic as well. With my expertise, I hope this benefits everyone as well as their loved ones. Cheers.

FAQ 

1) Why do we need to raise funds?

As I am speaking as a doctor in a private GP, we are in need of personal protective equipments. Unlike the governmental sector, we do not get subsidies nor sponsors to buy them. 

2) Why can't you buy those equipments on your own?

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, most major local suppliers sell equipments directly to hospitals and we are unable to source for adequate supplies. I hope, with the funds raised, we can source them directly from overseas. 

3) What happens if you can't source for the proper personal protective equipment?

Despite being a small community private clinic, we are exposed to the same risks of getting infected; just as much as other frontliners working in a governmental hospital. Many clinics chose to close down during this difficult period of Restriction Movement Order as they do not have the suitable equipment to protect themselves and their family.  

4) Do you really need RM50k to buy the proper equipments?

No. This is a small community project of mine to help those in need of the items above. We only make a 10-15% cut from there. All earnings will be used to stock up personal protective equipments for my staff, other clinics and myself. 

5)  What's the long term goal for this program?

With the proper PPE and equipments, I hope to be able to provide a mass COVID-19 test for the community in Cyberjaya and areas in close proximity. As a result, we can reduce the massive workload burdened by our government hospitals and clinics. 

6) How long does it take for the medical equipments to arrive upon contributing to this cause?

We will be delivering the ordered items within 1-2 weeks after your contribution. Some items may come within a week upon funding. (e.g. WF5000 thermometer as currently the global demand for contactless themometer is way too high)

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Dear Backer,

As we have enter day 14 of the campaign, global phenomenal of Covid19 seems to worsen. Malaysia alone already hit more than 4000 cases.

The supplier I engaged with unable to hold on the price 2 weeks ago thus as much as I hope to provide what I had promised on the rewards, I had to hike up some of the price of the items and possible to look for other supplier.

However, as part of the promise to the community, I will cover hiking cost and deliver everyone's rewards as what you all had placed earlier.

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Good day Seow Chee Herng,

If everything goes on smoothly, I will be preparing to deliver the mask in 2 phase

1st: 9-13April 2020
2nd: 24-28 April 2020

However, all thermometer including WF4000 or WF1000 will be deliver within 24-28 April.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Dear Dr. Andrew Ang,

I would like to know when will the backers receive the thermometer (WF4000)?

For mask will be 24/4/2020, right?

Thanks.

Good day KN Yong, 

Thank you for the question. I am only able to based on their report from GTTC result and registration code of YY/T0969-2013 which correspond to the classifaction by the Malaysia Pharmaceutical Society as the best grade for 3ply face mask from China. Otherwise, I did order a batch for myself and family earlier and done the our home authenticity test ourself. 
 

 

Hi Dr Ang, thank you for your efforts. Hope you don’t take this personally. Has the mask been checked for authenticity? Did a 3rd party verify your claim?

Rewards

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    12 backers

    No rewards. I just want to contribute.

  • RM 75

    2 backers

    1 unit of 2-in-1 contact thermometer (WF1000). Stay healthy

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  • RM 75

    5 backers

    1 boxes of 3ply mask (50pcs per box) for your family. Stay healthy

    Estimated Delivery : 24/04/2020

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 195

    7 backers

    1 units contactless thermometer (WF5000) for your family. Stay healthy

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 150

    3 backers

    1 boxes 3ply mask (50pcs per box) + 1 unit of 2-in-1 contact thermometer (WF1000) for your family. Stay healthy

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 260

    9 backers

    1 boxes 3ply mask (50pcs per box) + 1 units contactless thermometer (WF5000) for your family. Stay healthy

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 220

    3 backers

    3 boxesof 3ply mask (50pcs per box) for your family. Stay healthy

    Estimated Delivery : 24/04/2020

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 305

    0 backers

    5 units of 2-in-1 contact thermometers (WF1000)

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 860

    0 backers

    5 units of contactless thermometer (WF5000) for your family. Stay healthy

    Unlimited slots

  • RM 720

    0 backers

    10 boxes of 3ply mask (50pcs per box) for your family. Stay healthy

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  • RM 1,410

    0 backers

    You are an angel
    20 boxes of 3ply mask (50pcs per box) for your family.
    Bless your soul.

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  • RM 1,780

    0 backers

    You are a super angel.
    20 boxes of 3ply mask (50pcs per box) + 5 units of 2-in-1 contact thermometers. (WF1000)
    Bless your soul.

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  • RM 2,280

    0 backers

    You are a super-duper angel.
    20 boxes of 3ply mask (50pcs per box) + 5 units of contactless thermometer.(WF5000)
    Bless your soul.

    Unlimited slots