Petronas donates beds, face masks and food

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KOTA KINABALU: Petronas has donated 14 intensive care unit (ICU) beds to hospitals in Sabah and Labuan to assist medical frontliners in treating Covid-19 patients.

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Petronas Sabah and Labuan head Rokiah Sulaiman said the donations are meant to help the medical fraternity.

“We hope the contributions will help the health frontliners mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

“It is also to complement efforts by the Sabah government and the authorities in Labuan in handling the Covid-19 situation,” she said in a statement.

The beds were delivered to Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Women and Children Hospital (HWKKS) in Likas, Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan, Tawau Hospital, Lahad Datu Hospital, Keningau Hospital and Labuan Hospital.

Rokiah added the donations were part of Yayasan Petronas’ RM20 million contribution of medical equipment and supplies that was announced on March 23 to help hospitals and frontliners.

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Besides the beds, Petronas Maker Studio in Tanjung Aru collaborated with KK Coders to contribute 190 pieces of 3D-printed face shields to QEH and HWKKS.

This effort will continue until it reaches its target of producing 1,000 pieces of 3D-printed face shields.

Petronas also contributed 2,000 face masks to Sabah and Labuan media personnel on April 21 and April 23, to keep them safe while performing their duties to keep the nation informed about the pandemic.

The national oil company has also extended assistance to enforcement authorities and contributed essential food items and Petronas gift cards to deserving households to help them through the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

“Earlier this month, the company, through its Sentuhan Kasih programme, donated food items to 1,200 bottom 40 per cent (B40) households in Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort, Kiulu, Sipitang and Labuan.

“Its petrochemical arm, Petronas Chemicals Group also contributed hypochlorite solution to sanitise Sipitang town and its surrounding areas, including Mesapol and Sindumin.”

Meanwhile, its retail and marketing arm, Petronas Dagangan Bhd, in collaboration with Petronas Group Security contributed 75 cartons of Mesra mineral water to police and army personnel who were manning roadblocks in enforcing the MCO around Kota Kinabalu. – New Straits Times

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