The national oil company also provides MoH and NADMA with medical equipment worth RM20m
by HARIZAH KAMEL/ pic by TMR FILE
PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) staff in the East Coast have contributed a total of RM47,111.85 to the Kemaman Hospital in Terengganu, to help frontliners in their battle against Covid-19 pandemic.
Launched by the Badan Kebajikan Kakitangan Islam Petronas (Bakip) on March 22, the donation drive managed to raise the sum within a week.
Petronas East Coast GM Datuk Wan Mohd Hasnan Abdullah said in a statement yesterday that the contribution was a form of moral and solidarity support from Petronas employees for the frontliners.
Bakip committee member Sukiman Jinazan Jusoh said the initiative was aimed at expressing the Petronas East Coast staff appreciation to the Kemaman Hospital residents.
“As concerned corporate citizens, we pray that they will continue to stand united in this difficult time,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kemaman Hospital’s Medical/Occupational Health and Safety Officer Dr Matnoh Karim expressed his appreciation for the donation and acknowledged that it would ease the hospital’s burden.
Earlier, through the Petronas Foundation, the national oil company presented a donation of RM20 million worth of medical equipment to the Health Ministry (MoH) and National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Petronas said the contribution will be carried out in stages and that both MoH and NADMA will be channelling critical medical equipment and supplies. This includes ventilators, hospital beds and mattresses, thermal imaging cameras, digital thermometers, virus test kits, masks and personal protective equipment, which will be sent to gazetted hospitals for Covid-19 and quarantine centres. Hand sanitisers will also be provided to selected homes for senior citizens.
In addition, Petronas Dagangan Bhd also supplies mineral water to the University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Petronas has been supporting disaster relief efforts locally and internationally for years by providing aid in the form of cash or donation for humanitarian purposes during and post-disaster.
They typically respond to humanitarian crises, natural disasters or man-made calamities, intending to provide temporary relief to the victims.
Currently, Petronas and many other local companies are leading the charge in the fight against Covid-19 through various relief support and assistance, especially to communities that are in dire need of help in the current situation.