Initiatives by AMAL

Relief for the Medical Workers

The pandemic saw the mobilisation of medical staff at hospitals and clinics nationwide in fighting off the spread of the virus. AMAL contributed to their efforts by distributing dry and packed food to Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Sungai Buloh.

 

As the enforced restriction on traveling continues, AMAL has directed its relief effort to several other hospitals across the country. The contributions came in the form of basic necessities and appliances such as industrial and cooler fans, relaxing chairs, air conditioners, sofa beds, tables, kettles, pillows, mattresses and mats. The aim is to provide comfort for these frontline workers as they continue to work tirelessly in treating the populace. So far, AMAL has made contributions to the following hospitals and medical establishments across the country:



  1. Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan Pahang
  2. Hospital Lipis, Pahang
  3. Hospital Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Temerloh, Pahang
  4. Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
  5. Hospital Tuanku Jaafar, Seremban
  6. Hospital Lahad Datu, Sabah,
  7. Hospital Tawau, Sabah
  8. Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Sabah
  9. Hospital Queen Elizabeth 2, Sabah
  10. Hospital Besar Kuching, Sarawak
  11. Hospital Besar Miri, Sarawak
  12. Hospital Sibu, Sarawak
  13. Hospital Besar Pulau Pinang
  14. Hospital Kluang, Johor
  15. Unit Makmal, Hospital Sungai Buloh
  16. Klinik Kesihatan Bandar, Alor Star
  17. Klinik Kesihatan around Kuantan and Temerloh

 

 

Aid for the Shelter Houses

The implementation of the Movement Control Order has made it hard for shelter houses to obtain basic provisions, including the much-needed food for their occupants. In view of this, AMAL collaborated with Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia in helping to deliver food supplies, including rice, cooking oil, coffee, tea, sugar, salt and soy sauce to selected shelter houses. So far, AMAL has managed to help out the following shelter houses within the Klang Valley area:

  1. Rumah Jagaan Titian Nur OKU, Rawang
  2. Pengasih Malaysia
  3. Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Perlindungan Al-Haq Malaysia
  4. Rumah Anak Yatim An Nasuha, Batu Caves, Selangor
  5. Rumah Kita, KL
  6. Rumah Solehah, KL
  7. Pusat Jagaan Al Fikrah, Kajang
  8. Pusat Jagaan Mahmudah, Semenyih
  9. Mesra Homes, KL
  10. Rumah Amal Limpagan Kasih, Puchong
  11. Pusat Pengurusan Al Firdaus, Denai Alam

 

 

Supporting the Media Organisations

In covering the latest updates on the pandemic, the media‘s role has been essential. The journalists, together with the production crew, are working around the clock to provide the public with facts and figures related to the effort in combating coronavirus. To ease the pressure of their job in keeping the public informed daily and accurately, AMAL has distributed packed food to RTM, BERNAMA, TV Al-Hijrah and KLFM.

 

During the Ramadan month, we contributed food packs for the convenience for our media friends who still need to attend to their day-to-day duties while performing fasting obligation. These iftar packs were distributed to media organisations that include NSTP Group, RTM, Bernama, Astro Awani, Sunshine, Prima Media Group, TV Al Hijrah, MalaysiaKini, Malaysia Gazette, The Malaysian Reserve, IKIM Radio and also The Star.



 

No One Should Be Left Behind

While the MCO period provided some challenges, it did not stop us from continuing to contribute to the disadvantaged communities, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. AMAL provided support to the selected 40 families of employees from Jabatan Penjara Penor. About RM10,000 was contributed to those families in addition to RM5,000 donated directly to the prison department, with the purpose of assisting the management in conducting activities that benefit the inmates during the month of Ramadan.

 

 

Protecting the Frontline Workers

The pandemic necessitated the increased usage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at a number of hospitals throughout the country. AMAL took action in alleviating the matter by collaborating with the prison departments, namely Jabatan Penjara Penor in Pahang and Jabatan Penjara Wanita Kajang in Selangor, in producing sufficient number of PPE for the hospitals in need. Utilising the sewing and stitching skills of the inmates at both prison establishments, about 5,000 PPEs were produced for distribution to five hospitals within the Red Zone area. The initiative was implemented with cooperation from other organisations as well, including Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia, National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR). All in all, Bank Islam contributed about RM120,000 to the realisation of this initiative.