Donors swing into action in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Hospital has received a RM1.5mil contribution from the Sabah government to help it conduct Covid-19 tests.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor presented the contribution to UMS deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) associate professor Dr Ramzah Dambul in a ceremony at the Sabah administrative centre here yesterday.

Also present were State Secretary Datuk Safar Untong and Deputy State Secretary (Administration) Datuk Hajah Masnah Matsalleh.

At the same event, state Community Development and People’s Well-being Minister Shahelmey Yahya, who is also Sabah Council of Social Service president, handed over 5,000 pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE) for the state’s frontliners to Hajiji, according to a statement from the Chief Minister’s office.

The PPE sets were prepared by several organisations, namely Upcycled Shack, Sabah Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Sabah Volunteers Association as well as the Red Crescent Association.

Bank Rakyat also presented RM30,000 to the state disaster fund for victims of the recent state floods.

The bank’s Sabah regional head Saini Hammade handed over the contribution to Hajiji on behalf of the company.

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