Intel Malaysia has allocated an additional RM 2 million for COVID-19 relief efforts
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, September 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Intel Malaysia has pledged an additional RM2 million to help fight COVID-19 in the country. This is in addition to the 3.2 million RM already paid since the start of the pandemic last year, bringing the total contribution to over 5 million RM so far.
Intel’s latest donation will target three main areas:
â¢ Medical equipment and support to hospitals to fight COVID-19, focused on the regions of Penang and Kulim, Kedah. Items supplied will include oxygen concentrators, hospital beds, parameter monitors, advanced syringe pumps, nasal cannula machine tubes and nasal catheters, etc.
â¢ âCommunity Careâ packages of food and basic necessities for underserved groups, including frontline health and safety people.
â¢ Technological assistance to meet the distance learning needs of underserved students.
These donations are administered and managed by the Penang Science Cluster to ensure that donations reach the institutions and people who need them in a timely manner.
Robin Martin, corporate vice president and general manager of assembly test manufacturing at Intel Corporation, said, âThe healthcare system is under enormous pressure right now, especially in states like Penang and Kedah. where COVID-19 cases continue to rise. As a company with deep roots in the country, we are committed to supporting the Malaysian community and hope that our contributions will help alleviate some of the burden on our brave frontline caregivers so that they can continue to care for us. all. “
âI would also like to acknowledge the efforts and the spirit of the employees of Intel Malaysia, who actively participated in these contributions; be it their donations under the new funding allocation, or their time and personal resources to collectively help Malaysia overcome COVID-19, âhe added.
Intel Malaysia’s latest donations build on a variety of donations and major initiatives the company has already undertaken since the start of the pandemic. These include an initial contribution of RM 3.2 million towards the purchase of medical equipment (i.e. and essential food for NGOs and underserved communities, as well as distance learning initiatives through technology such as the Penang Science Cluster Project AllumÃ©, the Laptop-on-Loan program and the Penang State E-Learning initiative.
âPenang Science Cluster is proud to work with Intel to channel this latest donation to organizations and people in need during these difficult times. Intel is indeed making a significant difference in our community, âsaid Peng Ee Ooi, CEO of Penang Science Cluster.
In addition to the commitment of the RM 5 million COVID-19 relief fund, Intel has also implemented the Intel Malaysia COVID-19 Vaccination Program (IMCIP) to protect as many people as possible from the COVID-19 through vaccinations and ensuring the safety of its workforce. As part of IMCIP, an on-site vaccination center or Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (PPV) was set up at the Intel campus in Penang to vaccinate not only Intel employees but also those of 115 companies. neighbors and their respective suppliers. Thanks to IMCIP, more than 12,000 Intel employees and contract workers, and more than 5,400 employees of neighboring companies in Penang have been fully immunized.
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