National carmakers Proton has announced further donations to the Malaysian Government. This initiative is spearheaded by Proton’s parent companies Geely and DRB Hicom. The donation largely by Geely, consisting of disposable 3 ply surgical masks, protective medical clothing, medical goggles and PL 700 ADV ventilators. The medical supplies cost is estimated to be worth approximately RM 5.5 million.
The above supplies will be distributed to 55 hospitals located throughout the country that have been earmarked by the Ministry of Health.
The donation is part of a larger initiative by Geely Holding to supply medical equipment via Geely founder Li Shufu's Charity Foundation to affected areas in China and to countries where it has significant international operations, helping local healthcare providers and communities at large in their battle against the Covid 19 pandemic. In January 2020, it set aside RMB 200 million (USD 28 million) to support the fight against the pandamic.
Weeks earlier earlier, Proton loaned 50 units of the X70 to the ministry for relevant purposes. At the same time, Proton produced some 60,000 units of face shields for the ‘frontliner’ workers.
Other subsidiaries of DRB Hicom donated cash, medical equipment, meals and drones through the course.