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An ambulance arriving at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Sepang, on January 19, 2021. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

LZS donates RM60,000 worth of food packs to PKRC Maeps 2.0

SERDANG, Aug 9 —  The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) handed out RM60,000 worth of food and drink packs to patients and frontliners at the Covid-19 Integrated Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centre 2.0 in the Malaysia Agriculture Expo Park (PKRC MAEPS 2.0) today.

LZS chief executive officer, Saipolyazan M. Yusop, said it was part of the ‘Zakat Selangor Peduli’ aid for the asnaf amil group which was announced on July 2.

He said it would benefit 20 government agencies at the PKRC, including medical employees, the police (PDRM) and Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM).

“Initially, RM1 million was allocated to the initiative, but due to current needs, LZS has spent almost RM1.2 million to help frontliners.

“We’ve also been informed that the quarantine centre needs supplies of milk and adult diapers as it has been upgraded to provide treatment to category three and four Covid-19 patients … therefore we will look at a future increase,” he told reporters after the handover ceremony.

Saipolyazan said that LZS has also distributed about RM800,000 to hospitals around Selangor to buy supplies related to Covid-19 such as “beds, oxygen tanks, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more”.

On July 2, LZS announced an allocation of RM69.3 million to carry out 19 initiatives under ‘Zakat Selangor Peduli’ which would benefit 59,322 people and 431 Selangor institutions.

From this amount, RM1 million apportioned for the amil group was channelled to support Covid-19 frontliners.

Earlier, LZS had contributed 2,000 food and drink packs for 30 days to the public at the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) in Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam.

— Bernama


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