Dr Sim (center) during a photo call with several of Linde officials and other visitors.
KUCHING (May 14): Housing and Local Government Minister Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian has praised Linde’s medical and industrial gases manufacturing and distribution facility for continuously supplying adequate medical gases to medical facilities across Sarawak.
He said in a statement today, after visiting Linde’s facility in Bintawa here, that the facility is considered a very significant essential service provider, more so during this Covid-19 pandemic.
“Linde’s team demonstrated their capabilities and preparedness to service medical gases requirement of Sarawak state and in particular, during this Covid-19 related pandemic period,” he said.
Dr Sim, who is also the Sarawak Covid-19 Vaccination Advisory Group (Scovag) advisor, said: “Understanding their infrastructure and level of preparedness, provides an assurance that we would have adequate supply of medical gases, if the need arises.”.
He said Linde has two liquid medical oxygen production facilities located in Samajaya here and Bintulu and multiple gaseous medical gases cylinder filling and distribution facilities located each in Bintawa, Miri and Sibu.
Linde not only has manufacturing facilities through-out the Sarawak state but also have a well-established distribution fleet comprising of cryogenic mobile tanks and trucks to supply medical and industrial gases apart from competent people with good know-how in safe production and distribution of these gases, he said.
Dr Sim added that Linde also have several other medical and industrial gases manufacturing facilities spread across Malaysia.