NGO donates suits and face shields to Health Ministry


Lee (third from left) handing over the personal protective equipment to Dr Adham at the latter’s office.

EVER since Malaysia started battling the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare frontliners have been working tirelessly to help contain the disease.

In the process, many became infected and some lost their lives.

They sacrificed themselves to save others with no regard for their own safety.

To support these selfless individuals, Alliance for Safe Community (Ikatan) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye handed over 300 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) comprising suits and 2,500 face shields worth RM45,000 to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

“Ikatan was formed out of our members’ commitment to build a safer community.

“Our first initiative was to help distribute 10,000 face masks sourced from our sponsors which we channelled to over 1,500 households in several low-cost flats around Petaling Jaya including Taman Dato Harun and Jalan Kelang Lama, ” said Lee.

He said that logistical assistance was provided by a local mosque and surau officials.

“After our first project on April 14, we organised a subsequent initiative to acquire PPE for frontliners. We are happy that our partners were willing to contribute PPE to our healthcare personnel.

“We hope this will encourage the public to contribute towards the safety and well-being of all our unsung heroes, ” added Lee.

He said Ikatan would continue its efforts to combat the pandemic with more initiatives for both immediate and post-movement control order programmes.

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