ALTHOUGH the vaccine programme is underway, our medical frontliners are still working hard to contain the spread of the virus.
With the purpose to showcase appreciation and support for medical frontliners, Yayasan Hasanah – the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional – recently distributed snack packs for 3,200 medical frontliners in 16 COVID19 designated hospitals nationwide.
Organised under its Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HDR) initiative, this is part of the foundation’s effort to recognise and thank Malaysian medical personnel for their unwavering dedication in helping communities during these challenging times.
“When we heard stories about our frontliners not having time to eat their meals due to their busy schedules, my team came up with the idea to chip in and prepare snack packs and energy food for them”, Yayasan Hasanah’s managing director Shahira Ahmed Bazari said.
The hospitals were selected based on those attending to the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state:
- Hospital Queen Elizabeth 1, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)
- Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching (Sarawak)
- Hospital Sungai Buloh (Selangor)
- Hospital Putrajaya (Putrajaya)
- University Malaya Medical Centre (PPUM) (Kuala Lumpur)
- Hospital Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur)
- Hospital Tuanku Fauziah (Perlis)
- Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (Kedah)
- Hospital Pulau Pinang (Pulau Pinang)
- Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (Perak)
- Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab 2 (Kelantan)
- Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (Terengganu)
- Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (Pahang)
- Hospital Tuanku Jaafar (Negeri Sembilan)
- Hospital Melaka (Melaka)
- Hospital Sultanah Aminah (Johor)
“We will continue to intensify our efforts and extend our support to hospitals and medical frontliners who have selflessly served those in need throughout this difficult period, “Shahira remarked.
In addition to providing food packs, Yayasan Hasanah has undertaken various initiatives to help combat the pandemic. The foundation has also provided 15 detention centers with approximately 45,000 reusable masks via Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
Meanwhile, RM5.08 mil has been spent in 2020 to support Yayasan Hasanah’s HDR initiatives, covering 99 projects which have reached a total of 18,200 families, 6,961 individuals and 131 institutions comprising B40 communities, COVID-19 frontliners (including health officers, police and army), underprivileged communities (vulnerable women and children, stateless, undocumented persons) refugees, senior citizens, persons with disability, students and flood victims. – March 28, 2021