Ramadan cheer for frontliners

Ahmad Shabudin (white shirt) handing over the food packs to frontliners at Penang Hospital.

FRONTLINERS on duty at Penang Hospital received a pleasant surprise when they were visited by Rapid Penang personnel who showed up with sahur (predawn) meals for them.

Rapid Bus chief executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij said the programme, Singgah Sahur with Frontliners, was organised by Rapid Penang to appreciate the sacrifices and contributions in their fight against the pandemic.

“For a start, Rapid Penang chose Penang Hospital as its first destination for the programme.

“Besides carrying out this activity in the holy month of Ramadan, we also wanted to inspire the frontliners in their mission to stop the pandemic, ” he said in a recent statement.

Describing the effort by front-liners as similar to a marathon run, Yazurin said he hoped that the contribution from Prasarana would motivate them to continue their hard work in the fight.

He said while many were slowly returning to a normal way of life, the frontliners still continued the momentum in their effort to control the pandemic.

“Our programme is merely a simple gesture of appreciation which is aimed at motivating and bringing cheer amid the challenges that they face, ” he said.

The programme was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and was led by Rapid Penang operation chief Ahmad Shabudin Abdullah.

Some 100 food packs were delivered to the Penang Hospital lobby in the wee hours of the morning.

The programme was continued at Seberang Jaya Hospital the following day.

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