Malaysian Church Joins Tzu Chi Foundation to Help Hospital

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Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim of Kuala Lumpur has partnered with the Tzu Chi Foundation of Malaysia to deliver beds and emergency trolleys to a hospital.

The foundation, which is supported by various interfaith and religious groups including the Malaysian Catholic Church, has pledged 1 million ringgit ($ 241,000) from its solidarity fund to purchase equipment for Sungai Buloh Hospital.

Hospital Director Dr. Kuldip Kaur, who received the items on June 23, thanked everyone warmly Herald Malaysia reported

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She was touched and inspired to learn that the Solidarity Fund had received support and support from interfaith groups.

“We cannot lose to Covid. With the nation behind us, we have significantly strengthened its strength in order to overcome the crisis together, ”said Kaur.

Archbishop Leow, who is also president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, said many parishes, organizations and religious groups would do their part to help the most vulnerable in society.

I want to congratulate all Malaysians for taking this opportunity and contributing generously to this interfaith effort to support all of our frontliners

He said Malaysians provide essential food for the poor and offer financial, emotional and spiritual help.

“When I heard of the tremendous work Tzu Chi is doing to help our hospitals under these difficult circumstances, I decided to support this noble effort to ensure that our healthcare system can continue to take care of the increasing cases of Covid “Said Archbishop Leow.

The prelate invited the religious components of the Malaysian Advisory Council on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBHST) to endorse and assist Tzu Chi’s efforts.

“I would like to congratulate all Malaysians for taking this opportunity and contributing generously to this interfaith effort to support all of our frontliners, especially those in hospitals,” noted the Archbishop.

The Archdiocese of Kuching delivered personal protective equipment to Sarawak General Hospital on June 11th.

Malaysia reported 5,218 new coronavirus cases on June 28. A total of 739,266 cases and more than 5,000 deaths have been reported from the virus.

On June 27, the Malaysian government extended phase 1 of its national lockdown beyond June 28 to curb the spread of the contagion. The restrictions were originally supposed to end on June 28, but Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said they would not be relaxed until the daily cases drop below 4,000.

According to media reports, on June 28, Muhyiddin unveiled a new stimulus package worth 150 billion ringgit ($ 36.2 billion) to mitigate the effects of the ongoing lockdown.

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