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UOB Malaysia Donates RM100k To Ease Hospitals' Burden

Updated 13 Sep 2021 – By Team Loanstreet


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To help ease hospitals' burden in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 that has left the nation’s medical infrastructure under severe pressure, UOB Malaysia has recently donated RM100,000 for critical medical equipment such as powered air-purifying respirators, oxygen concentrators, vital sign monitors, enteral feeding pumps, medical syringe pumps and other essential equipment to support the increasing number of patients admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU).  
 
Distributed through MERCY Malaysia, the donation will go towards Sungai Buloh Hospital and Selayang  Hospital, the two out of the three designated COVID-19 hospitals in the Klang Valley, as well as the Malacca General Hospital, the only major government hospital in the state handling COVID-19 cases. 


Dr Noorul Hashimah Bt Hashim, Emergency and Trauma Medical Specialist, Hospital Sungai Buluh, (second from left) receiving the critical medical equipment donated by UOB Malaysia from Muhammad Hilman Hanafi bin Nor Azam, Finance & Admin Officer, Mercy Covid-19 Operations, (second from right).


Wong Kim Choong, Chief Executive Officer, UOB Malaysia, said, “Our public healthcare system continues to be under immense pressure due to the resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Hospitals are suffering from a shortage of resources and supplies as they care for the increasing number of patients admitted into the ICU with severe respiratory symptoms. We hope that through our donation, we can help meet the demand for critical medical equipment and ease some of the challenges faced by the hospitals so that they can better help patients in critical condition. We are grateful to MERCY Malaysia for facilitating the donation  and their continued support of hospitals that have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the  pandemic.”
 


Muhammad Hilman Hanafi bin Nor Azam, Finance & Admin Officer, Mercy Covid-19 Operations, (left) handing over the vital medical equipment donated by UOB Malaysia to Dr Jothiswaran Namasoo, Medical Officer, Covid-19 Team, Hospital Selayang, (right) to help ease the hospital’s burden during the pandemic.


In unison, Zuraidah Mian, Acting Executive Director of MERCY Malaysia, said, “Malaysia’s healthcare system is stretched thin and UOB Malaysia’s contribution will enable us to secure the necessary medical and logistics support and alleviate the burden of the selected COVID-19 hospitals. We are grateful for the assistance  UOB Malaysia has shown in support of the MERCY Malaysia COVID-19 Full Movement Control Order  Preparedness and Response Plan. By working together, we hope that we are able to support the frontliners and strengthen the primary health system, which is the final defence against the pandemic.” 

UOB Malaysia’s donation of medical equipment is the latest in its series of relief initiatives under UOB’s global #UnitedForYou COVID-19 Relief Programme. Throughout the pandemic, the Bank has offered various relief measures, including the six-month opt-in repayment moratorium which took effect in July  2021, as part of its continuous effort to support customers who are financially impacted by the ongoing movement restrictions.  


*The above article is intended for informational purposes only. Loanstreet accepts no responsibility for loss that may arise from reliance on information contained in the articles.


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