April 16, 2020
The Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) handed over personal protection equipment (PPE), face masks and hand sanitiser worth RM541,500 to the Ministry of Health today.
The Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba received the donation from PhAMA President, Chin Keat Chyuan.
“Member companies pool our resources as we believe that this is our responsibility, healthcare frontliners are very much part of the PhAMA’s family,” said Chin.
In total, 2000 sets of PPE, 150,000 face masks and 9,000 bottles of hand sanitiser were handed over to the Ministry of Health.
Each set of PPE consists of safety goggles, face shield, and medical gown with shoe cover.
“This is admittedly a small, but important contribution from PhAMA member companies in our collective fight against COVID-19,” said Chin.
“We are committed to working together with the Malaysian government in fighting the pandemic,” he added.
“With the common goal of fighting COVID-19, this crisis has brought PhAMA and the Malaysian government closer.
We look forward to working together with the government once the crisis is over to help Malaysia rebound quickly,” said Chin.
“Although our focus now is on fighting COVID-19, we remain committed to maintaining access to innovative drugs for the Malaysian public,” Chin added.
PhAMA was registered in 1972. The Association represents the interests of 45 member companies. Members of the Association consist of both local and multinational importers, distributors and manufacturers of medicines.