Samling donates health equipment to Lahad Datu Hospital


KUCHING: The Samling Group of Companies donated 60,000 surgical masks, 500 protective bodysuits, 15 thermometers, and 50 bottles of 500ml sanitisers to the Lahad Datu Hospital in Sabah yesterday.

The handing over of the contributions was held at Lahad Datu Hospital by Samling’s representative Richard Ng to the hospital’s director Dr Ridwan Hashim. Local Chinese Chamber of Commerce Association chairman Tan Ching Teng witnessed the event.

Apart from running palm oil mills in Lahad Datu Sabah, Samling also has oil palm mills in Belaga, Lana and Jelalong in Sarawak.

Since April, Samling has donated critical medical equipment and essential medical supplies to over 100 medical institutions in Sarawak to help the Sarawak government in its fight against the Covid-19.

“We’ll continue to assist the Sabah government to fight against the Covid-19, which is a threat to all of us. And today, we are extending our help by delivering medical items to medical institutions here in Sabah,” said Samling’s chief executive officer Lawrence Chia in a statement yesterday.