Daniel Lim & James Kon
Donations from private companies and individuals continued to pour in for the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.
Several companies donated essential items as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Baiduri Bank donated 5,000 face masks, 2,400 gloves, 1,000 face shields and 1,000 units of antigen rapid test (ART) kits.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin received the donation.
Ya-Nur Restaurant handed over 300 packs of food to Suri Seri Begawan Hospital in Kuala Belait for health workers yesterday.
Ya-Nur Restaurant Managing Director Pengiran ‘Izzul Raihan bin Pengiran Abu Samah presented the contribution.
Previously, the management also contributed to the isolation centre in the Tutong District. The management aims to continue making different contributions to aid those working in the front line against COVID-19.
The MoH Emergency Operation Centre (MOHEOC) at Menglait Sports Complex also received several personal donations on October 11.
The contributions were from Rezeki Bahirah and an anonymous donor.
Members of the public wishing to donate to the MoH can contact MOHEOC at 7295712 during working hours.
Apart from the MoH, individuals with their livelihood impacted by COVID-19 also received contributions.
The Lions Club of Bandar Seri Begawan continued its donation drive by handing over contributions to barbers. The barbers’ income has been severely affected as they are unable to ply their trade due to restrictions in place since August.
The charitable organisation purchased food and daily necessities and delivered the items to the barbers in Rimba and Gadong area.
The club’s Immediate Past President Lion Sushell Kaur presented the donations.
Salon workers also received contributions from the club, handed over by Lion Diana.
The club is seeking to expand the scope of their contributions to other affected groups and hoped the charitable acts will inspire others.