KUCHING: A total of 55 community-based rehabilitation centres (PDKs) and 20 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) received aid from the Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers Sarawak (Sabati) today.
Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang (wife of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg) presented the aid during a ceremony held at PDK Sri Satok here.
During the event, 55 PDKs were given aid in terms of Covid-19 prevention kits while 20 NGOs received disinfectants and special funds in the form of cash.
Among the donations given were personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, disinfectants, infrared non-contact thermometers, walkie-talkies, intercoms, closed circuit cameras, air conditioning units, tables, shoes, blankets and pillows for the frontliners at Sarawak General Hospital, Sentosa Hospital, Miri Hospital and Bintulu Hospital.
This programme was initiated by Sabati in maintaining welfare and service to the community as well as supporting frontliners’ efforts in curbing the spread of Covid-19 virus.
The community service programme involves orphans, children with special needs, single mothers, the blind and deaf, the disabled (OKU), the elderly and victims of natural disasters including fire.
Apart from that, Sabati also provides funds and contribution to other charities to make the programmes under their management a success.
Earlier, PDK Sri Satok chairwoman Datuk Dr Munirah Mohd Hassan said that the main operations at the centre involved the community rehabilitation and the senior citizens activities, consisting 74 trainees and nine staff.
The programme ended with a symbolic handover of donations to representatives of PDK Sri Satok, PDK Pakma Gading Lundu District, PDK Hidup Mesra Teng Bukap, as well as frontliners namely the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), Civil Defence Force, Sentosa Hospital, Sarawak Heart Centre, Police Family Association (Perkep), fire victims of Rh Naga Rasau, and three schools namely Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Lepong Baleh Kapit, SK Bawai Kapit and SK Manuan Kapit.