This donation to the ministry is in addition to the first batch of air purifiers distributed last month to public hospitals, bringing the total number of air purifiers donated to the ministry to 250 units amounting to RM1.4mil.
The first batch of 100 units was distributed to 11 government hospitals in Selangor last month, with Hospital Sungai Buloh being the first to receive several units on March 17.
“It means a lot to us that Amway Malaysia was early to donate these air treatment systems and quick to respond to our additional request in times of need,” said the ministry’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min.
He said healthcare workers had been working long hours and “such lengthened exposure in these emergency and trauma units can lower their immunity”.
Amway Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei managing director Mike Duong said: “With high quality air purifiers, our healthcare professionals will get better and cleaner air, thus reducing the risk of contamination during such a crucial and critical phase of mitigating the spread of Covid-19 in hospitals.”
Amway Malaysia also donated 25 units of atmosphere air purifiers to the National Cancer Council (Makna) and 71 units to shelters under the Social Welfare Department.
This brings the total atmosphere air purifiers donated to date to 346 units, worth up to RM2mil.