Kepong Baru Welfare and Development Association contributed food and medical supplies to Pekan Kepong people’s housing project (PPR) residents in Kuala Lumpur after many Covid-19 cases were recorded there.
The food baskets were distributed to the residents alongside vitamin supplements, face masks, oximeters and Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kits.
Association chairman Kelvin Ooi said the decision to provide the aid was made following a request from Kepong Community Service Centre head Yee Poh Ping.
“We found out that tenants from 28 units in Block C tested positive for Covid-19.
“Our members also volunteered to carry out disinfection of the PPR units.
“However, we have run out of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the moment but will continue to help the needy in Kepong once we get more supplies,” he said.
Yee thanked the association for extending help to PPR Pekan Kepong residents, who were mostly in the B40 group.
He said government aid under the Covid-19 Special Assistance (BKC) would be able to lighten the financial burden of families hard-hit by the pandemic for some time.
“Those affected by the pandemic, especially those who lost their jobs, need more assistance from the public,” he added.