By Nyein Nyein
The Ayeyarwady Foundation donated for the construction of COVID-19 diagnostic centres in Taikkyi and Hlegu, according to the foundation.
Max Highway Co., Ltd paid for the costs of testing of COVID-19 infection on truck drivers and conductors under the supervision of the Yangon region government, and the foundation contributed to the construction of diagnostic centres in Taikkyi and Hlegu. The foundation handed over the centre to the Ministry of Health and Sports on 27 October.
Moreover, the foundation also donated other necessary things such as air condition for the dormitories of the health staff and 14 patient rooms and 40 hospital beds, mattress, chairs and other necessary items for Myaungdagar station hospital where the COVID-19 positive patients from COVID-19 diagnostic centre in Taikkyi will be hospitalized.
Additionally, the foundation donated K1 million, 5,000 surgical masks, 150 PPE suits and 200 face shields for the people’s hospital in Hlegu Township and K500,000, 2,000 surgical masks, 50 PPE suits and 200 face shields for the volunteers from Hlegu Township.
On 19 October, the Ayeyarwady Foundation donated 22,000 masks, K22 million and 220 rice bags to 11 nunneries and monasteries. That foundation manufactures the donated surgical masks.
The foundation ordered the mask production machines six months ago to prevent COVID-19 infection and global air pollution. The devices have now arrived and are being operated under the supervision of foreign experts.
The mask factory produces 50,000 masks per day, and the foundation donated 5 million masks to the public with less income and the needy.
The Ayeyarwady foundation has been cooperating with the Ministry of Health and Sports since March when COVID-19 started to break out in Myanmar. The foundation is building the treatment centres, making arrangement for the daily food for the patients and donating necessary things for the doctors and health staff recently. (Translated by Hay Mar)