Retailer responds to SOS with protective equipment, masks worth RM480,000

MR DIY shipped RM480,000 worth of PPE and face masks to Sabah.

HOME improvement retailer MR DIY has stepped up its humanitarian aid to frontliners, first responders and vulnerable groups in Sabah as the state’s Covid-19 situation continues to worsen.

The retailer shipped 9,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 20,000 face masks, worth RM480,000 to Sabah.

MR DIY plans to distribute the equipment to affected areas across the state, including four key Covid-19 hospitals, six government clinics and other government facilities in the districts of Semporna, Lahad Datu, Tawau and Kunak.

This Covid-19 relief measure by MR DIY comes on the back of Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham’s announcement that the pandemic in Sabah was at a “crisis” level due to the exponential daily increase in cases.

“This third wave of Covid-19 has hit Sabah especially hard, and we are concerned that frontliners as well as the people of Sabah may not have immediate access to the supplies they need, ” said MR DIY Group (M) Bhd chief executive officer Adrian Ong.

“Our direct relationship with manufacturers and nationwide logistics network make it possible for us to mobilise these supplies quickly to get them to those who need it most.”

MR DIY has been helping communities nationwide through the current pandemic. To date, the company has distributed more than 2,000 PPEs, 300,000 face masks, 10,000 face shields as well as materials to make face shields amounting to over RM3.8mil since the pandemic began early this year.

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