Digi Contributes RM620,000 To Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Digi has donated RM620,000 to MERCY Malaysia to help with the ongoing COVID-19 Response and Recovery efforts around the country. It is part of a total RM1 million pledged to MERCY Malaysia as part of a two-year agreement formed since the outbreak began.
Digi donates RM620,000
This second tranche contribution will be used to acquire medical equipment and supplies for public hospitals, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) sets, respiratory and Intensive Care Unit-related equipment. It will also be used to facilitate door-to-door immunizations for people with disabilities, those living in rural and distant locations, and even the homeless.
Philip Ling, Digi’s Head of Sustainability said the collaboration with MERCY Malaysia is part of an industry effort led by the Government-Linked Companies (GLC) and Government-Linked Investment Companies (GLIC) Disaster Response Network (GDRN) alliance to assist the Ministry of Health in combating COVID-19. The first tranche of RM250,000 was previously directed towards COVID-19 relief efforts in Sabah, with the goal of providing PPE and medical supplies for frontliners, as well as test kits to conduct swab testing on susceptible areas.
“Understanding the importance of connectivity during these times, Digi has also supported our health workers to stay connected by providing devices and mobile plans for contact tracing, virtual assessment and remote counselling with patients. Apart from this, we have continued to ensure the high availability of our network at essential sites like hospitals, quarantine centres, vaccination centres and residential areas,” said Mr Ling.
Visit the website here for more information on Digi’s Yellow Heart pledge.
Pokdepinion: Thank you for such an awesome contribution Digi!