Shell Malaysia contributes PPE, food items to healthcare frontliners in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan

Shell MDS senior operations manager Arnold Teo (second left) handing over the coveralls and shoe covers to Bintulu Hospital’s deputy clinical director Dr Sivashunmugam Sangaran.

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KUCHING, May 4: Shell Malaysia recently extended its support and care through contributions to medical frontliners in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan tasked with efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The oil and gas corporation in a press statement issued in Kuala Lumpur revealed that medical items such as face masks, goggles and coveralls as well as food supplies comprising drinking water, food and beverages were among the items contributed to medical frontliners at Miri Hospital, Bintulu Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu and Labuan Hospital.

Shell Malaysia Upstream vice-president Ivan Tan disclosed: “We at Shell Malaysia pay tribute to our courageous healthcare workers at the frontlines of the pandemic and we stand with them during these unprecedented times.

“We thank you for placing the wellbeing of Malaysians above yourselves and we are all very proud of you. We will continue to provide the support to the nation to fight this pandemic.

“We will also continue to do our part, as essential services, in ensuring that our nation has a safe and reliable supply of energy through this period.

“We are grateful to our dedicated Shell Malaysia frontliners who work at all our offshore and onshore locations who make this possible.”

A representative from Hospital Miri (left) receives medical and food supplies from a Shell Malaysia representative.

Additionally, in Bintulu, Shell Malaysia’s gas-to-liquid operations plant, Shell MDS Malaysia, contributed 100 pieces of disposable coveralls and about 8,220 pairs of shoe covers to healthcare frontliners at Bintulu Hospital.

“We are deeply grateful for the services that the frontliners in the medical services are providing in these difficult times and want to encourage and support them.

“Our team looked into our inventory and found several personal protective equipment (PPE) items that would be of great use for the hospital staff. We prioritised their needs over ours as we know how crucial it is for our medical frontlines to be safely equipped in their fight to safeguard the people from Covid-19.

“Shell Malaysia is committed to the well-being of our communities where we operate and we want to play our part in supporting these brave Malaysians in any way we can,” Shell MDS managing director Omar Sheikh asserted.

Shell Malaysia also noted the well-being of its own frontliners and customers remain a priority and highlighted that its frontliners across Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan as well as its contractors were receiving care packages as a gesture of appreciation from the company, while necessary measures have been taken to ensure work areas are safe.

Terminal staff with their care packages from Shell.

Shell Malaysia revealed it has implemented a comprehensive set of protocols and procedures that will help to reduce the risk of exposure and transmission of Covid-19 at all its work locations, in line with the requirements of the federal government.

It also emphasised its commitment to creating a clean and safe environment at its retail stations by practising various prevention guidelines to ensure the stations are safe for customers and site staff.

This includes disinfecting high-touch areas every hour where petrol pumps, fuel nozzles, pin pads, dispenser air balancers, door handles, pay windows, cashier area, tissue dispensers, switches, taps and sinks are disinfected, and ensuring restrooms are also consistently cleaned

In the meantime, Shell Malaysia urged Malaysians to stay safe by staying at home during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period and practising good personal hygiene as advocated by the Ministry of Health (MoH). — DayakDaily