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.