Ministry receives contributions to combat COVID-19

Lyna Mohamad

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) and Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM) handed over contributions to the Ministry of Health (MoH) as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts at MoH’s Al-‘Afiah Hall yesterday.

The contribution of fuel vouchers for the Medical Emergency/Critical vehicles, services under the MoH were presented to Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar by Managing Director of BSM Muhammad Norshafiee bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil and Managing Director of BSP Dr Ceri M Powell.

“I am extremely proud of BSM staff for raising money internally for this unique initiative to provide fuel for the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. While we provide fuel for the nation, the healthcare workers are working extremely hard in protecting and guiding us through this pandemic,” said Muhammad Norshafiee.

Dr Ceri M Powell also presented BSP staff’s donation to purchase hospital beds for the newly built National Isolation Centre in Tutong.

BSP launched the #100beds campaign and through its #BSPCares initiative, raised donations worth 110 beds, exceeding its 100 beds target. “We launched the #100beds campaign on March 31 and surpassed the 100 beds target within 24 hours,” said Dr Powell. She also said BSJV companies: BSP, BSM, Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd and Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd support the MoH to combat the outbreak.

Meanwhile, BSM under its #BSMCares campaign also presented donations from BSM staff comprising scrubs, whiteboards, shampoo, anti-bacterial soaps and hand sanitisers to support the frontliners.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Managing Director of Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sdn Bhd (BSM) Muhammad Norshafiee bin Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil and Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) Dr Ceri M Powell during the donation presentation ceremony. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI