PM thanks Malaysian frontliners over world recognition in fight against Covid-19

Covid-19 in the country is seeing a downtrend, which is the result of the active role played by the frontliners

by BERNAMA/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

PRIME Minister (PM) Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday recorded his appreciation to Malaysian frontline workers for their tireless efforts in combating the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought world recognition.

In a video conference with medical staff of the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor on Monday morning, Muhyiddin hailed the recognition following the role healthcare staff played along with other frontliners.

“I conveyed to them that the world now recognised Malaysia’s capability in combating Covid-19. This is due to the role they (medical frontliners) played and also other frontliners in making the measures taken by the government (to combat the pandemic) a success.

“We are among the best in the world! Nevertheless, I wish to remind that this fight is not over. There is still much we have to go through,” he said in a post on his official Facebook account on the same day.

The video conference was participated by Sungai Buloh Hospital director Dr Kuldip Kaur, infectious diseases specialist Dr Yasmin Mohamed Gani and seven medical staff of various levels who are actively involved in the fight against Covid-19.

Muhyiddin said the latest situation on Covid-19 in the country, which currently sees a downtrend, is the result of the role played by healthcare staff and other frontliners including the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysia Civil Defence Force, as well as various agencies and volunteers who are going above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out their respective tasks.

The PM described all of them as national heroes for the hard work they have put in since the pandemic was first detected in the country.

“On behalf of the government, I would like to extend our deepest appreciation for the hard work and excellent contributions shown by them (the frontliners) in tackling this pandemic well.

“They are willing to take risks in facing something unprecedented,” he said while sharing a picture of him clapping his hands in appreciation of their sacrifices.

Muhyiddin also expressed his happiness when he got to know that frontliners now have the time to meet their family members, and thanked their families for their understanding of the current situation.

Frontliners now appear more cheerful, healthy and spirited to continue working to stop the spread of Covid-19, he said.

In the video conference, Muhyiddin was also informed that personal protective equipment in hospitals now is adequate unlike during the early days of the Covid-19 fight.