KUCHING, May 22: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), through its subsidiary companies Malaysia LNG and Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd, donated a total of RM520,000 to Bintulu District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) to purchase three Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines to help curb the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
According to Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) in a news report today, Malaysia Lng Sdn Bds senior manager (technical services) Iskandariah Roslan Abdul Wahab said Petronas will continue to work closely with the relevant government agencies as part of the its commitment to increase the wellbeing of the community during this challenging time.
“The contribution is for the purchase of three unit of PCR machines, and it is hoped that it will help the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to expedite the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
Iskandariah added Petronas is also concerned about the spread of the pandemic because it could disrupt and affect Petronas’s operations in Bintulu.
The three PCR machines will be used to conduct Covid-19 tests and will be put in a new laboratory that was completed in April this year.
Previously, three Petronas’s subsidiaries companies namely Malaysia LNG, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) and Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd had collectively donated four laptop each to Tatau and Sebauh District Office to be used by the frontliners to conduct the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme held in Sebauh, in Bintulu.
The replica cheque was handed over by Iskandariah to Bintulu Resident officer, Jack Aman Luat, who is also the Bintulu DDMC chairman, during a simple ceremony held at Bintulu Resident Office, on Friday.
Also present during the were Bintulu MP Dato Seri Tiong King Sing, Bintulu district health officer Dr Melvin Ching and Bintulu hospital deputy director Dr. Sivashunmugam Sangaran. — DayakDaily