KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — The Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) contributed personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, and hand sanitisers worth RM541,500 to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Health Minister Dr Adham Baba received the donation yesterday from Chin Keat Chyuan, president of the group of multinational pharmaceutical companies.
“Member companies pool our resources as we believe that this is our responsibility, health care frontliners are very much part of the PhAMA’s family,” said Chin in a statement.
In total, 2,000 sets of PPE, 150,000 face masks, and 9,000 bottles of hand sanitiser were handed over to MOH. Each PPE set consists of safety goggles, face shield, and medical gown with shoe cover.
“This is admittedly a small, but important contribution from PhAMA member companies in our collective fight against Covid-19,” said Chin.
“With the common goal of fighting Covid-19, this crisis has brought PhAMA and the Malaysian government closer. We look forward to working together with the government once the crisis is over to help Malaysia rebound quickly.”
PhAMA also expressed commitment to maintaining access to innovative drugs for Malaysian patients.