PETALING JAYA, 23 April 2020 – With the holy month of Ramadhan fast approaching, Affin Hwang Capital (“the Bank”) distributed over 250 Ramadhan Kurma Gifts to Kumpulan Perubatan Johor (“KPJ”), Damansara Specialist Hospital front-liners as they relentlessly continue to serve and treat medical patients whilst risking their own safety during this COVID-19 pandemic.
During the handover event at the hospital, Yip Kit Weng, Deputy Group Managing Director of the Bank said, “The medical fraternity has showed the nation the tremendous and noble work they have done over the past 3-4 months, putting their own lives and safety at risk, in facing the COVID-19 outbreak head-on.”
He added, “As we rejoice the coming of the holy month of Ramadan, we would also like to take this opportunity to indulge medical front-liners who may have to fast while continuing their tireless fight against the outbreak to late in the day, with the traditional breaking of fast with Kurma. We salute these ‘super-men & women’ in their call of duty to fight this pandemic and hope that we will all be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.”
Fawziah Muhammad, Chief Executive Officer of KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, who received the Ramadhan Kurma Gift on behalf of the hospital said, “We deeply appreciate and thank Affin Hwang Capital for this very timely generosity and support to our Muslim colleagues. These are indeed trying times, however we are all committed in this fight against the pandemic, and we will continue to persevere and perform our level best until it is over.”
“One of our initiative is the “drive-thru” COVID-19 tests which do not require prior appointments. The tests are endorsed by the Ministry of Health and we hope this will help detect positive cases early and thus minimise any potential new outbreaks,” she added.
Prior to this, Affin Hwang Capital, together with Affin Bank Berhad Group, donated RM1.0 million to the federal government’s COVID-19 Fund. The Bank also donated RM250,000 towards The Edge’s COVID-19 Fund and recently contributed a Direct Donation of RM100,000 to Hospital Kuala Lumpur.