Malaysians Contribute Over RM250,000 Boost E-Wallet’s Tabung COVID-19 in 10 DaysApril 8, 2020
Between 21 to 31 March 2020, Malaysians contributed a total of RM258,921.30 to the ‘Tabung COVID-19 by Boost’ fund to aid front liners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
These donations have been channeled to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) special COVID-19 fund to purchase medical equipment, medicines, reagents, disposable items, and other medical necessities such as Personal Protective Equipment that are vital for medical workers to contain the novel coronavirus.
Donations continue to pour into the fund. As of 5 April, total contributions have exceeded RM300,000 and continue to grow.
Expressing his gratitude, MOH Secretary-General Dato’ Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min said,
“The Ministry of Health especially the hospitals, clinics and patients are truly grateful for the immense generousity of Boost as a caring corporate organisation. We appreciate your support and solidarity with us to combat COVID-19.”
Boost, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital Services and part of the larger Axiata Group Bhd, launched the donation fund as part of its #BoostGotYou campaign. With the extended MCO period, Boost is determined to drive more innovative solutions through its e-wallet that will help make staying at home comfortable for the duration.
“It is very uplifting to see how Malaysians come together during a time of crisis and it shows how the nation is ready to embrace digital technology as not only a means for doing good, but also a new way of life. The amount we’ve collected in just 10 days for MOH to keep up the battle against the killer virus is very encouraging and I hope Malaysians will continue to donate what they can spare to help save lives,”
said Mohd Khairil Abdullah, CEO of Boost.
“While our frontliners work tirelessly to protect Malaysians from this deadly pandemic, all of us can play our part by observing the MCO. Boost and other digital providers have created services for Malaysians to be able to carry out daily tasks without having to leave the safety of their homes. Let us do our individual parts to support the sacrifices our frontliners are making for the country,”
The second phase of funds received from 1 April to 30 April 2020 will be distributed between MOH and various NGOs actively looking after communities directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.