KUALA LUMPUR, 23 March 2020 – PETRONAS, through its CSR arm Yayasan PETRONAS, is contributing RM20 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to help hospitals and healthcare front-liners mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.
The contribution will be carried out in stages, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).
MoH and NADMA will be channelling the critical medical equipment and supplies, including ventilators, hospital beds and mattresses, thermal imaging cameras, digital thermometers, virus test kits, masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to gazetted hospitals for COVID-19 and quarantine centres. Hand sanitisers will also be provided to senior citizens at selected homes.
Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan PETRONAS, Lita Osman said: “We are truly grateful to every single health worker and enforcement personnel who are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. They need all the help they can get, particularly as there are more than a thousand patients currently in treatment.
“Together, Yayasan PETRONAS is working with the government agencies to provide support at a time when the community needs it most. Our effort also reflects PETRONAS’ commitment towards improving the wellbeing of sociey,” she added.
The contributions complement the recent initiative by PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, which had contributed cartons of Mesra Mineral Water and Mesra Bites buns to the medical staff stationed at the COVID-19 Screening Centre at Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor. PDB will also contribute cartons of Mesra Mineral Water to Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM), Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM).
PETRONAS has been supporting disaster relief efforts both on the local and foreign fronts in the past years. These include providing aid during and post-disaster in the form of cash or in-kind donation for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crisis, natural disasters or man-made calamities, with the aim to provide temporary relief to the victims.
About Yayasan PETRONAS
Yayasan PETRONAS is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of PETRONAS. Its mission is to enrich lives for a sustainble future. Yayasan PETRONAS aims to deliver sustainable impact, improving the quality of life and socio-economic outcomes for communities across the nation through its focus areas in Education, Community Well-being and Development and the Environment.
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