ALOR SETAR (Aug 1): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) today donated two cold storage containers to house the remains of deceased Covid-19 patients at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB), here, and Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani.
TNB chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said due to concerns with the urgent need at the two hospitals, TNB came forward to donate the special containers to enable the funeral management process to run smoothly.
"TNB is always sensitive to the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and we take note of the needs of the hospitals, so I discussed with TNB's top management for us to take immediate action.
"In just two days, we decided to hand over the contribution of these cold storage containers, and I wish to thank TNB chief executive officer Datuk Baharin Din who helped a lot," he said in a statement, here, today.
Apart from that, he said TNB also donated two units of oxygen concentrators which were much needed by HSB.
"The special equipment are used in Covid-19-related cases, and the total value of the special containers and equipment is RM165,000.
"We hope that with the contributions from TNB, we will be able to solve the critical problems faced by both hospitals and also allay public concern in the state regarding management of the remains of Covid-19 victims," he added.