Ismail Sabri: Approximately 3.6mil B40 families to get Covid-19 care packages


PETALING JAYA: Approximately 3.6 million B40 families are set to receive Covid-19 care packages from the government containing self-test kits and pulse oximeters, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the government has allocated over RM471.6mil to provide the Covid-19 Care Package (PPC) to Keluarga Malaysia's B40 group as a way to help them prepare for life in an era when Covid-19 is endemic.

"These efforts, among others, are aimed at easing the financial burden of B40 households and training them to cultivate new norms while at the same time helping to protect their families from Covid-19," said Ismail Sabri.

He added that the distribution of the PPC will begin with Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) recipients who are already married.

"This includes those with or without children, or single parents with children," said Ismail Sabri in a statement on Sunday (Sept 19).

He said that this initiative is expected to benefit approximately 3.6 million B40 families, adding that there is a total of 8.4 million BPR recipients

Ismail Sabri said that each PPC would include four reusable face masks, four Covid-19 test kits, one pulse oximeter, one thermometer as well as leaflets containing health information and user tutorials.

He added that the Health Minister would be providing more details on the implementation of the PPC programme.

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