Perodua has contributed an additional RM80,000 worth of medical supplies to Hospital Sungai Buloh as part of the compact car company’s ongoing efforts to support key public institutions nationwide.
The medical supplies include 5,000 face shields, wheelchairs equipped with safety belts, commode chairs, transfer boards, bed railings, rehabilitation chairs, walking frames, walking sticks and a therapy tilt table.
Feedback by Hospital
“The supplies provided are based on feedback given by the hospital’s administrative team to help keep their staff safe and patients comfortable,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
The 5,000 face shields Perodua contributed to Hospital Sungai Buloh were manufactured by an associate company, bringing the total number of face shields the carmaker has contributed to various organisations in Malaysia, to 35,000.
35,000 masks and counting
Recipients of the face shields included schools, clinics, local government offices and councils, and even market hawkers in the surrounding community.
The face shields feature a fog-resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthalate for optimal visibility, sponge cushioning that hugs the forehead to act as a barrier against airborne droplets, and an adjustable elastic band for a snug and comfortable fit.
Not the first time
In the early days of the first Movement Control Order (MCO) last year, Perodua contributed 150 mattresses, 200 pillows, 105 boxes of mineral water, 15 industrial fans and 300 pairs of rubber boots to Hospital Sungai Buloh.
“We will continue to communicate with key public institutions to see where Perodua may contribute strategically in supporting the nation. We thank and salute our brave men and women who work tirelessly to serve us all,” Dato’ Zainal said.
Prior to this, Perodua distributed over 5,000 face shields produced by its associate to 17 secondary schools in the Hulu Selangor district about a year ago.
The face shield features a fog-resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthalate for optimal visibility, sponge cushioning that hugs the forehead to act as a barrier against airborne droplets, and an adjustable elastic band for a snug and comfortable fit.
Perodua also contributed face shields to the Hulu Selangor District Education Office in Kuala Kubu Bharu.
“We thank the government, especially the Health Ministry, and all frontliners for working so hard to guide our nation through the COVID-19 crisis. Although we have made considerable progress, we hope the Malaysian public will continue exercising caution and complying with all health and safety guidelines,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“Perodua is happy to be contributing to Malaysia’s fight against COVID-19 by continuing to make face shields and we are looking at distributing them to community clinics in the Hulu Selangor district very soon,” he added.