JOHOR BARU: The Johor government has set up three special channels for the public to donate essential items, including cash, to help those affected by Covid-19.
State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said he would like to take this opportunity to thank those from the private sector or individuals for donating to the Johor Disaster Fund.
"We will also like to thank medical and security officers as well as personnel for becoming frontliners in handling the Covid-19 outbreak.
"The state government will also like to thank Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim for donating cash to districts in Johor, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and the state Health Department," he added.
Vidyananthan said this in a video conference shown live through Facebook here on Tuesday (March 24).
He also said that the state government has been informed about the community's desire to help tackle the Covid-19 outbreak in Johor.
"We have received many calls from the public enquiring about donations to be given by the community themselves," he added.
Vidyananthan said that for those wanting to donate items including essential goods should contact the state Welfare Department, while those wanting to channel cash should contact the Johor state secretary office.
He said for those wanting to donate medical equipment at health facilities should contact the Johor Health Department at 07-2382217 or 07-2245211 between 8am and 5pm.
Vidyananthan added that the Health Ministry has also set up a special account to allow public donations for the purchase of medical equipment, medicines, disposable items and other needs.
He added that cash donations can be channeled to the KKM Medical Donation at RHB Bank account 2-66016-0002347-5.
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