Northport continues to support communities amid pandemic

Throughout July a total of 2,000 food packs were distributed to the underprivileged communities in need around Klang 

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic courtesy: NORTHPORT

NORTHPORT (M) Bhd continues to help communities that are struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic through its corporate social responsibility programmes. 

Throughout the month of July, the group has distributed a total of 2,000 sets of essential food supplies to underprivileged communities around the Klang area. 

Each set contained rice, rice vermicelli, cooking oil, sugar, flour and condensed milk. Northport has also partnered with more than 20 mosques and NGOs around Klang to identify deserving recipients.

Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, the government has implemented the third nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0) and subsequently various Enhanced MCOs since May 2021 to bring infections under control. 

Throughout these prolonged movement restrictions, many have suffered financially, which prompted NGOs and corporates to step in to help those in need on top of the various aids announced and provided by the federal and state governments. 

The high number of daily Covid-19 cases and the emergence of variants of concern has also further exacerbated the dire situation in the hospitals and health clinics around the country. 

Therefore, Northport has contributed medical equipment and supplies to the Port Klang Health Clinic for its Covid-19 screening centre facility in order to reduce the burden from healthcare institutions. 

Among the contributions included blood pressure monitors, infrared forehead thermometres, heavy-duty standing fans, tables and other equipment. 

Last month, Northport had provided Hospital Selayang patients with a nasal high-flow therapy machine. 

Northport CEO Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof said as a responsible corporate organisation, Northport is committed to continue to help the communities and frontliners to get through this difficult and challenging period. 

“I believe that we will come out of this health crisis much stronger, together,” he said in a statement recently.