NATIONAL Cancer Council (Makna) is also stepping up to help frontliners in battling the Covid-19 scourge in Malaysia.
The NGO has donated 70,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Health Ministry for use by doctors and nurses who are treating Covid-19 patients.
The items donated were 10,000 pieces each of KN95 masks, face shields, boot covers, disposable head covers, long-sleeved isolation gowns with cuffs, long-sleeved plastic aprons with thumb hook and protective coveralls or jumpsuits.
Makna is a not-for-profit organisation in Malaysia helping poor cancer patients and community in getting access to treatment, financial assistance and other free cancer-related services.
Its general manager Farahida Mohd Farid said this was the first and biggest contribution the organisation had made outside of its cancer scope.
“We are more than happy to do this for our national heroes.
“We appreciate the hard work and sacrifices they make to keep the rest of the citizens safe and healthy, ” she said.
“This is not an easy task, as the biggest responsibilities are in the hands of these frontliners.
“As a Malaysian citizen, all we can do right now is to follow the rules by staying at home and practise social distancing.
“We hope to stop the spread of Covid-19 and make sure our medical team is in good hands, ” she added.
As of yesterday, 107 deaths were reported by the Health Ministry with over 6,400 positive cases confirmed.