Petronas Contributes RM2.5 million Of Medical Equipement For Hospitals In Sabah

KUALA   LUMPUR: Petronas, through   its   corporate   social responsibility arm   Yayasan   Petronas  is   contributing   RM2.5   million   worth   of   medical equipment and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to hospitals across Sabah to support the efforts of medical front-liners in managing the recent rise in Covid-19 cases.

Yayasan   Petronas   will   be   providing   medical   equipment   which   include   powered   airpurifying respirators, high flow nasal cannula, four parameter vital sign monitors and high-end physiologic monitors for the nursing care, emergency and trauma, intensive care andpaediatric   intensive  care   wards.

The   contribution   will   be   channelled   in   stages   to   publichospitals in Kota Kinabalu, Keningau, Tawau, Sandakan and Lahad Datu.

Yayasan Petronas Chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Nizam Salleh said with Sabah recording alarming cases daily, it is becoming ever more important for us as a nation to stand together with our fellow Malaysians in the fight against the virus.

“In collaboration with the State Health Department, it is my hope that our modest contributionwill help aid the Sabah state in overcoming the third wave of infections soonest,”  he said in a statement, yesterday.

Meanwhile, Petronas President and Group Chief Executive Officer Tengku Muhammad Taufik said Petronas remains resolute in ensuring that our contributions benefit the well-being of allMalaysians, especially in the time of crisis.

“We will continue to intensify our efforts togetherwith government agencies in extending our support to hospitals and medical front-liners whohave selflessly served those in need throughout this difficult period,” he added.

Earlier   this   month,   Yayasan   Petronas  contributed   a   total   of   1,504   bottles   of hand sanitisers,  2,500  pieces  of  surgical  face masks and  2,390  medical  gowns to  the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Kota Kinabalu.

The Foundation also contributed two units ofventilators to the hospital in August.

These  contributions  are in addition to Yayasan  Petronas  provision of critical  medical equipment and supplies worth RM20 million to aid the country’s hospitals, healthcare front-liners, and high-risk groups in mitigating the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in March this year.

As at 30 June   2020, the  initiatives and  efforts  undertaken by the Petronas  Group tosupport  the   nation   in  mitigating  the  spread  of   Covid-19 stands at   approximately   RM40million   which   includes   contribution   from   Petronas’   employees   amounting   to   RM6.4million.