TAIB lends additional support to Ministry of Health amid COVID-19

Rokiah Mahmud

A handover of ‘Sumbangsih Dana Amal Maslahat Umum’, which is managed by Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), was held at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday. Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, in his capacity as Chairman of Perbadanan TAIB Board of Directors, handed the ‘Sumbangsih Dana Amal Maslahat Umum’ to Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar.

According to its press release, the ‘Sumbangsih Dana Amal Maslahat Umum’ “managed by TAIB has made available a total of BND73,676 to purchase equipment to be utilised by the healthcare professionals in their fight against COVID-19 in the country”. Laboratory freezers, biological safety cabinet, platelet incubator and platelet agitators are among the equipment that will be deployed to MoH’s new National Virology Reference Laboratory.

Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, in his capacity as Chairman of TAIB Board of Directors with Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar