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UDA Holdings donates supplies worth RM100,000 for additional COVID-19 wards

KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): UDA Holdings Bhd has donated over RM100,000 worth of supplies to assist hospitals and the frontliners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia.

In a statement, the group said the donation was channelled to the Ministry of Health via Sungai Buloh Hospital, which has been facing an increasing number of cases.

“Sungai Buloh Hospital is currently setting up additional wards for COVID-19 patients and is currently upgrading old wards and hostels at the Ministry of Health Training Institute (ILKKM). The upgrades being done also include the resting area and offices for the frontliners,” it said.

Among the items supplied by UDA are televisions, thermopots as well as mobile phones and sofa sets.

The group said it is also collaborating with edotco Malaysia to address the connectivity issues at the hospital, with the latter installing a special infrastructure, edotco Mobile Solution (eMOS), which allows for better coverage and capacity for users.

UDA president and chief executive officer Mohd Salem Kailany said the group appreciates the continued service of the frontliners, as the number of cases continues to rise.

“We wanted to lend a helping hand to the hospital to ensure that new, comfortable wards can be provided to the patients, besides assisting medical officers on the front lines to give their best,” he said.

The group has also donated 250 packs of food to those on duty at the hospital, starting March 23 to March 30, thanks to UDA chairman Datuk Hisham Hamdan. Hisham was the 26th person to be detected with COVID-19 in Malaysia.

AnCasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur, a subsidiary of the group, has also donated food to Hospital Sungai Buloh and the Petaling District Health Office.

UDA said AnCasa will be accepting meal bookings, which will be sent directly to the specified location, and is also accepting individual donations for food packs to be delivered to the Putrajaya District health Office from March 24 to March 31.

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