MIRI (October 16): The forensic unit at Miri Hospital received a set of Leica DM500 binocular microscopes and a Leica ICC50 W microscope camera from a generous donor.
The equipment worth around RM15,215 was donated through Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting after the hospital requested it in August.
“It was offered by a ‘good man’ who doesn’t want to be mentioned. We got a request for this from Miri Hospital a few months ago and it took us a while to order it in Kuala Lumpur.
“Today, we are very happy to be able to officially hand over this donation to the hospital so that it can be used by their forensic unit,” Ting said after handing the equipment over to hospital director Miri. , Dr. Jack Wong today.
Dr Vomanasri Krishnan from the Forensic Medicine Unit was also present to attend the handover ceremony.
“In some of the autopsies performed by the Forensic Unit, the process can be speeded up with the availability of this microscope.
“Sometimes relatives may need to claim insurance and they need the post-mortem result from the forensic unit. So it will certainly speed up the outcome in some cases and reduce the waiting time, ”Ting said.
Meanwhile, Dr Wong said the forensic unit relies on the hospital lab microscope and will only be able to use said microscope when lab staff are not using it.
“We are very grateful to the donor and Datuk Sebastian Ting for making this possible. It will definitely help our forensic unit in its work, ”he said.