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KPJ Ipoh Contributes Face Masks and Sanitisers to Schools

Three schools received contributions of face masks and sanitisers from KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital today (August 7) at SK Manjoi Satu. 

The contribution is part of KPJ Ipoh’s CSR initiative to support the nation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the chief executive officer of KPJ Ipoh, Yusmah Salleh, 900 sanitisers and face masks in total were contributed to the schools, which are SK Manjoi Satu, SJK(C) Chong Hwa, New Kanthan and SJK(T) Gunong Rapat. 

“During these trying times, we must ensure that school students view the pandemic as an issue seriously and take care of themselves,” she said. “KPJ will continue doing its part wherever possible to support the government’s efforts in containing the virus spread and keeping the nation safe.” 

Senior administrative assistant of SK Manjoi Satu, Zaliza Zainal, mentioned that the contribution is a big help during this pandemic. 

“Most of our students’ parents are under the B40 category and thus, are unable to provide face masks and sanitisers constantly to their children,” she noted. “Hopefully, the contribution will help lessen parents’ burden in sending their children to schools.” 

Headmistresses of SJK(C) Chong Hwa and SJK(T) Gunong Rapat, Ong Siew Yoke and M. Kogilavanee, expressed their gratitude to KPJ Ipoh for their contribution. 

“We’re very lucky to be chosen by KPJ Ipoh to receive the sanitisers and face masks,” Ong expressed. “The health safety essentials will be utilised properly by our students.” 

“Being small-scale schools with low funding, we do not have the resources to continuously purchase the essentials,” Kogilavanee added. “KPJ Ipoh’s contribution during these hard times are very timely indeed.” 

 

Chris Teh 

 

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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