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RM50,000 worth of facemasks, boot covers for frontliners
Published on: Friday, April 17, 2020
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RM50,000 worth of facemasks, boot covers for frontliners
Nellie (right) presents the contribution to Douglas.
Kota Kinabalu: Osimal Foundation contributed RM50,000 worth of facemasks and boot covers in their continuous support of the State’s frontline medical personnel.

Its Chairman Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said the foundation brought some 2,700 pieces of N95 facemasks from South Korea and China, 6,850 pairs of boot covers, and 3,000 three-ply facemasks to the store at Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang for distribution to the hospitals across the State.

“Another RM350,000 worth of 3,000 personal protection suits, 5,000 face shields as well as N95 facemasks will be in next week, at the latest,” he said in a statement, Thursday.

“The latest contribution came with the big contributions totalling RM320,000 from Kuala Lumpur-based international insurance company MCIS, a member of the Sanlam Group based in South Africa.

“MCIS is donating RM320,000 of the RM360,000 to help purchase the PPEs,  face shields and boot covers.”

He added, the foundation would cover the rest of the cost through other donors.

“The foundation has received support from various big and small donors like Sea Hibiscus Sdn Bhd, Pembinaan Azam Jaya Sdn Bhd, Kinabalu Golf Club,  Borneo Housing Mortgage Finance Bhd,  Yayasan Amanah Assofwah Almalikiyyah (Dato Kamaruddin Meranun of Air Asia), State-owned Sabah Energy Corp and Berjaya Land.

“Many people have come forward to donate from sums of RM10,000 to whatever they can afford to help ease the challenges faced by the frontliners.

“We are so thankful to them. We will continue to assist in helping our frontliners,” said Malanjun who is also the former Malaysian Chief Justice.

On April 3, Osimal together with Johor-based Datuk Chua Song Lim and Datin Koh Said Eng Foundation helped to source some 10,000 Covid-19 testing reagent kits from Singapore as stocks for the reagents nearly ran out in Sabah.

The State Government also contributed for the purchase of the reagents worth US$200,000 (about RM900,000).

Present to hand-over the facemasks and boot covers was Osimal Foundation trustee Datuk Nellie Sikodol to Hospital Mesra Bukit Padang Deputy Director Dr Douglas Mitchell Joinol JR.


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