PETALING JAYA: Nirvana Asia Group has distributed 15,000 sets of essential supplies and groceries worth about RM2mil to the needy and families of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Its group founder and executive chairman Tan Sri Kong Hon Kong (pic below) said the assistance was given out to all deserving Malaysians, regardless of race, colour or creed.
“We have channelled these contributions to those who are truly in need to help them cope during this challenging period.
“This is a small contribution on our part as a responsible corporate citizen to help the government in fighting the pandemic, ” he said.
Kong said some 10,000 sets had already been handed over to the Selangor government to be distributed across the state.
The balance was given out to lower income groups in Klang, Ulu Yam, Kuala Lumpur, Kajang and Petaling Jaya.
Others who benefited from the initiative included the underprivileged and needy residents in Kuantan, Taiping, Ipoh, Alor Setar and Cameron Highlands.
Recently, Nirvana donated medical equipment, supplies and face masks worth nearly RM6mil to the frontliners in their battle against the deadly virus.
These included 8,700 sets of medical isolation gowns, 600,000 pieces of three-ply surgical masks, 3,400 sets of medical face shields and 20 sets of ventilators.
Kong said he took note of the dire situation because of the number of infections nationwide, leading to a shortage of protective medical supplies.
He praised all medical personnel, some of whom while discharging their selfless and professional duties put their lives at risk by resorting to using improvised equipment.
Kong said they would also be contributing essential supplies and groceries worth another RM2mil, to be given out to needy and poor families to lessen their burden.
“We are all in this together as a nation. Let’s stand united and give our full support to the frontliners and the government in fighting this pandemic, ” he said.
With the latest contribution, Nirvana will be spending a total sum of RM10mil for its numerous initiatives.