AS Malaysia began a nationwide movement control order amidst rising cases of Covid-19 with the first two deaths recorded yesterday, the healthcare system is working very hard to help screen and treat patients.
Social media is filled with stories of unsung heroes— nurses and doctors who work multiple shifts, temporarily abandoning their families for a bigger cause.
With 57 hospitals dedicated for screening and 28 hospitals assigned as designated referral centres for Covid-19, Malaysian healthcare workers are frontliners who are risking their lives - putting valiant efforts in battling this pandemic and providing care for patients.
FashionValet founders Vivy Yusof and husband Fadzarudin Anuar with their team have started a fund platform called FV Covid-19 Support Fund to raise funds for the Malaysian healthcare system via SimplyGiving. The couple have also personally donating RM 100,000 to the cause.
FV partners with the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Response and Relief Team (Imaret Malaysia) to mobilise volunteers to assist at health facilities, assist hospitalised and quarantined friends and front liners and provide medical and general supplies to hospitals.
"How can we sit tight at home while hospital staff work multiple shifts and to care for infected patients that are increasing? I think it’s time for us to do something that's bigger than us,” Vivy says.
“As Covid-19 cases rise, hospitals won’t be able to cope so we need to act fast to get our hospitals ready and make the patients, staff and volunteers’ lives as comfortable as possible,” she wrote on Instagram yesterday.
“They are the frontliners combatting Covid-19 for us and is the least we can do for them and our country,”
The fund has so far collected more than RM100,000. To donate, go to www.simplygiving.com/fv-covid19-support-fund. The link is also on the couple’s Instagram pages @vivyyusof and @fadzaanuar.
Donation of more than RM500 is eligible for tax exemption. Please e-mail
[email protected], or contact 013-9861898 for details prior to donating.