AMWAY Malaysia through its donation campaign raises RM156,000 in funds to purchase 3,354 Covid-19 test kits for University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).
The contribution is part of AMWAY Malaysia’s “Let’s Fight Covid-19 Together” donation campaign which encourages the Company’s AMWAY Business Owners (ABOs) and employees to donate to the cause against Covid-19. At the end of the campaign period, which runs from April 20 to May 31, 2020, AMWAY Malaysia will match the cash donations by ABOs.
AMWAY Malaysia has proceeded to mark the milestone by presenting this first ever contribution to UMMC to ensure that the hospital has sufficient kits to conduct Covid-19 tests.
Speaking at a donation presentation ceremony, Mike Duong, Managing Director of AMWAY Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei said that AMWAY Malaysia is very proud of their ABOs’ and employees’ heartfelt passion in helping the country.
“We are deeply honoured to contribute to UMMC’s relentless battle against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring sufficient resources are available to boost Malaysia’s daily testing capacity,” he said.
According to Duong, the company, their ABOs, and employees felt a strong sense of duty to give back to the people of Malaysia who have supported the company’s growth throughout the years.
“As our community continue to be affected by Covid-19, the company, our ABOs, and employees felt a strong sense of duty to give back to the people of Malaysia who have supported our growth throughout the years,” Duong shared.
In the spirit of solidarity, they have mobilised their ABOs and employees to assist healthcare professionals at UMMC who have been working tirelessly around the clock to safeguard public health and safety since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
“Our contribution aligns with AMWAY’s vision of “Helping People Live Healthier and Better Lives” and reflects our commitment to assist those who are in need,” he said, adding that they believe that their contribution will give UMMC’s frontliners a sense of the community spirit, belief and reassurance that together, they can navigate through the crisis and overcome the adversity caused by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) Director, Prof Dr Tunku Kamarul Zaman Tunku Zainol Abidin commended AMWAY Malaysia’s timely contribution in helping the hospital fast-track testing and facilitate the management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Testing is the essential first step towards early identification, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19,” Tunku Kamarul said. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the prevention and control of the pandemic especially since the implementation of a conditional Movement Control Order (MCO) from May 4 to ease some restrictions.
After reaching the country’s initial target of 16,500 Covid-19 tests per day, Malaysia is edging closer to achieving its goal of conducting 22,000 tests daily to boost their testing capabilities.
“We would like to thank AMWAY Malaysia for establishing the donation campaign and its ABOs’ generosity to support UMMC. AMWAY Malaysia has risen to the occasion and stepped up to help battle the pandemic. We are truly grateful for their empathy and appreciate their comradeship during this challenging time,” said Tunku Kamarul.
In addition to the RM156,000 donation, AMWAY Malaysia has donated to date 346 Atmosphere Air Purifier units, worth up to RM2 million of in-kind donation, to various institutions throughout Malaysia.
Apart from government hospitals, AWMAY Malaysia also reached out to the National Cancer Council (MAKNA) by donating 25 units of the same air purifiers to the Council’s centres and 71 units to shelters under the Social Welfare Department nationwide.
“We want to make a difference in the community that we operate in especially during this unprecedented time. What better time to do so than the holy month of Ramadan that nurtures the spirit of giving and caring for those in need. We are confident that our ABOs will continue to support the donation campaign and help us raise even more funds by the end of May as we unite as a nation to battle against Covid-19,” Duong concluded.