ECM Libra Foundation Responds To Covid-19 Crisis

Mar, 2020

A nurse checks the temperature of a visitor as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Feb 3, 2020. Photo: REUTERS

The ECM Libra Foundation provided 4500 hotel nights free accommodation for frontline health care workers from the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (HKL) and National Heart Institute (IJN).

This was to assist frontline health care workers battling the Covid-19 crisis who, after working long shifts and having difficulties in going home before reporting for duty again, to get some respite rather than sleep in corridors and on stretchers as had been occurring.

The free accommodation began on March 24, 2020 for a 30-day period. All 130 rooms at Tune Hotel PWTC - which is nearest to HKL - was provided to medical staff of HKL. Staff staying overnight was provided with complimentary breakfasts.

Additionally, the ECM Libra Foundation had committed a contribution of RM500,000 to The Edge Covid-19 Equipment Fund for purchasing ventilators from Australia. The fund was recently set up by The Edge Media Group, collecting funds from Malaysian corporations and business leaders, to support the fight against the Covid-19 health crisis. The fund will also be used to buy medical equipment like protective suits, masks and ventilators.

The ECM Libra Foundation, funded by the founders of ECM Libra Berhad, pledged to do as much as possible for those worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular the under privileged and the nation’s health care workers at the front lines.

ECM Libra Foundation Board of Trustees chairman Kalimullah Hassan said “The frontline workers have shown selfless commitment and risk their lives daily for Malaysians. We will never be able to express our gratitude enough. We just wish we could do more.”

For more on this, please click the link to The Straits Times, Singapore.