Property developer, Mah Sing Group Berhad together with its
corporate responsibility arm, Mah Sing Foundation (MSF) are donating 20 units of heavy duty critical-care ventilators worth RM3.9million to the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), to be distributed to front line hospitals in need.
Mah Sing’s founder and group managing director, Tan Sri’ Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum said, “We learnt that our public hospitals are facing acute shortage of ventilators, especially heavy-duty ventilators which are suitable for use in critical care units.”
Mah Sing has sourced for suitable equipment and are contributing these 20 units to NADMA in a response to the shortage of ventilators.
“They need equipment like ventilators, personal protection equipment (PPE) and masks to help them do their work. As a responsible corporate citizen, Mah Sing will continue to work hand-in-hand with the government and other relevant bodies to weather through this storm together. We urge that all corporates join to play a part to limit Covid-19’s spread and impact,” said the group managing director.
“In fact, we can learn from other countries which have gone through this pandemic. To manage potential imported cases of Covid-19 perhaps we can learn from places like Hong Kong which mandates the use of an electronic tag,or Singapore which requires location reporting via smartphones for returnees from high-risk countries who are observing their 14-day stay-home period.
“Singapore is also placing residents returning from the US and the U.K in hotels to prevent them from potentially spreading the virus to their families,a measure that’s tighter than one that earlier allowed them to serve the 14-day quarantine at home,” he commented.
“Many people who have been infected with the virus may not show symptoms, especially in the earlier days, while continuing to be a carrier. We hope that more people will be civic-minded and wear masks in public places; it is good that the government is making masks duty free – this will encourage even more corporations to donate masks to help front liners,” Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong added.