KUALA LUMPUR, 15 November 2021 – Dialysis provider DaVita Malaysia has donated 600,000 respiratory masks to eight government hospitals across West Malaysia. The donation is unprecedented in its scale, as the masks filled an entire shipping container and will provide 10,000 health care workers and patients with a full month’s supply of respiratory masks.
In a bid to help control the spread of COVID-19, DaVita Malaysia distributed the masks to Hospital Melaka, Hospital Serdang, Hospital Selayang, Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim Sungai Petani, Hospital Sultanah Aminah JB, Hospital Sultan Ismail JB, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang and Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban.
As the Malaysian government maintains its mask-wearing mandate, hospitals require a consistent and reliable supply of high-quality masks in the fight against COVID-19. This aligns with the Prime Minister’s guidance last month that mask wearing in Malaysia is here to stay. DaVita Malaysia’s initiative was a gesture of solidarity and support of public health care.
“The frontline caregivers have worked tirelessly for nearly two years to protect the nation. As high-quality masks remain the most effective tool in reducing the spread of COVID-19, we felt this was the best way to help at this moment,” explained Matt Williams, CEO of DaVita Malaysia.
Nipro Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a medical and health care supply company, supported DaVita Malaysia’s charitable effort by contributing storage and logistical resources for this initiative.
DaVita Malaysia’s commitment to the safety of the community in light of COVID-19 is evident in its proactive support in helping ensure its patients are vaccinated. To date, 98% of DaVita Malaysia’s patients have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“At DaVita Malaysia, we are a ‘Community First and a Company Second.’ We view ourselves as being part of a ‘Village,’ whereby we step up to support one another, our patients and the broader society whenever we can,” said Matt Williams.
DaVita Malaysia supports the treatment needs of approximately 2,000 dialysis patients in 40 centres across Malaysia. Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who require more information or wish to make an appointment may visit davita.com.my or call 012-2655277.