by BERNAMA/ pic by TMR FILE
HOMEGROWN e-wallet, Boost today announced the introduction of Tabung COVID-19 by Boost, a donation fund to help ease the burden of those directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia.
Its chief executive officer Mohd Khairil Abdullah (picture) said the Tabung COVID-19 by Boost was created so Malaysians can easily channel their support through their e-wallets where Boost would then deploy the funds to the appropriate beneficiaries fighting the deadly virus.
He said the fund was introduced in conjunction with the launch of the #BoostGotYou campaign that aims to help Malaysians get through the current crisis which has led the Government to issue a Movement Control Order (MCO).
The contributions collected will bring much-needed aid to the country’s healthcare ecosystem during this crisis with the funds collected will be channelled directly to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) recently established special COVID-19 fund and various NGOs actively looking after communities directly affected by the pandemic.
“There are many unsung heroes in the medical profession who are working tirelessly to put our needs ahead of theirs, and in the midst of this battle to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are families who fall casualty to the coronavirus.
“Every day poses new challenges for everyone and we encourage Malaysians to get involved and join us in the effort to support and assist our frontliners who are keeping us safe as well as families of victims through this fund,” said Khairil said in a statement today.
He said all funds received from now until March 31, 2020 will be channelled to MOH to help the ministry purchase medical equipment, medicines, reagents, disposable items, and other medical necessities, while funds received starting April 1 to 30, 2020 will be distributed between MOH and relevant NGOs.