Petronas contributes 7 ICU beds to Sarawak hospitals

Zulaihi (left) handing over two units of ICU bed to a representative of SGH.

KUCHING, May 1: Petronas, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm Yayasan Petronas, has contributed seven intensive care unit (ICU) beds to hospitals across the state for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Two of the beds were delivered to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) here, while the rest were delivered to Sarikei Hospital, Sibu Hospital, Bintulu Hospital and two units to Miri Hospital.

“Petronas is doing its best to help the hospitals in Sarawak to overcome the challenges in mitigating Covid-19. This is in line with our CSR commitment to improving the wellbeing of our community,” said Sarawak Petronas chief Zulaihi Mantali.

The donation is part of Yayasan Petronas’ RM20 million contribution in medical equipment and supplies that were announced on March 23 to help hospitals and healthcare frontliners mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

This is being carried out in stages in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA).

Apart from the medical equipment, Petronas has also extended assistance to the enforcement authorities and contributed essential food items and Petronas gift cards to deserving households in helping them through the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

Earlier this month, Petronas and its subsidiaries, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd (MLNG) and Asean Bintulu Fertilizer Sdn Bhd (ABF), contributed food items to 4,200 B40 households in Kuching, Samarahan, Serian and Bintulu.

MLNG and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd also contributed face masks, hand sanitisers, gloves, mineral water and dry rations to more than 1,000 healthcare and enforcement agency frontliners in Bintulu.

Recently, MLNG, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and ABF collectively contributed sanitising equipment and chemicals worth RM24,000 to the state Fire and Rescue Department to reduce the spread of the deadly virus in major towns and cities in Sarawak.

Petronas also contributed 2,000 face masks to Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA) on April 24, for the media frontliners on duty during the MCO period. — DayakDaily