The Malaysian Estate Owners’ Association (MEOA) has come
forward to contribute in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by donating 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) in Kuantan, Pahang, on May 12.
MEOA’s contribution to HTAA was led by its members
from Ditali Sdn Bhd – Ding Siew Hoon and Raymond Chung. Each of the PPE set comprises surgical hoods, gowns and shoe covers which are highly needed and important to
medical frontliners who are working tirelessly every day to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia.
MEOA is also working with Earth Heir – proudly fair trade certified with the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), which works with over 100 artisans from women’s
cooperatives, indigenous tribes and refugee groups, across six states of Malaysia to produce all the PPE suits needed for this contribution.
The Association is also well known for its sustained corporate social responsibilities which not only benefit the plantation industry but the country as a whole.
MEOA’s President Jeffrey Ong in a statement said, “We at MEOA are incredibly grateful for the commitment and the heroic display of kindness, dedication, and professionalism of
our healthcare professionals. Despite facing a real danger of contracting the Covid-19 and facing serious work exhaustion, they continue to be truly committed to saving lives.”
“HTAA is an exemplary public hospital for dedicating their staff and facilities to treat Covid-19 patients. Their efforts supported by the strategies of the Government towards effectively curbing the spread and intensity of the epidemic, not just in Pahang but all over the country.
MEOA takes this opportunity thank our healthcare staff and all other frontliners who are going above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out their respective tasks; resulting in the increasing number of Covid-19 green zones which currently stands at 121 while only70 are yellow zones and 10 are red zones,” continued Ong.
Dr Norazmi Bin Abdullah Hospital, Director of HTAA, Kuantan said, “HTAA appreciates and thank MEOA for this generous donation of much needed items. It is good that members are of the public are involved and are supporting HTAA and other medical personnel.”
As a continuous effort, MEOA will be donating 1,000 PPE suits each to two other dedicated Covid-19 hospitals – in
Perak and Johor respectively and one other in the East Malaysia State of Sabah, in the coming weeks.