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RHB continues to provide packed meals to hospital frontliners

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Modified 8 Jul 2020, 3:33 am

RHB Banking Group (“RHB”) continues to provide packed meals to Doctors, Nurses and other healthcare workers at eight hospitals across the country.

Throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, more than 20,000 packed meals and snacks are being delivered for the benefit of about 2,000 frontliners including doctors, nurses and other health workers who are working on different shifts at hospitals that are attending to COVID-19 patients.

RHB has been delivering 450 packed meals daily to six hospitals – Sungai Buloh Hospital, Serdang Hospital, Ampang Hospital, Selayang Hospital, Putrajaya Hospital, and Kuala Lumpur Hospital, since 23 March 2020 and had further increased to eight hospitals in the 3rd phase of MCO with the inclusion of Sultanah Aminah Hospital Johor Bahru and Sarawak General Hospital. Total packed meals delivered daily has also increased to 600, which will continue until the end of the MCO period on 28 April 2020. The deliveries also include snacks such as energy bars and drinks which are also in short supply at the hospitals.

“RHB is continuing to provide packed meals to healthcare professionals and workers throughout the MCO extension until 28 April 2020. For this 3rd phase of MCO, we are providing meals to eight hospitals, which now include Sultanah Aminah Hospital Johor Bahru and Sarawak General Hospital. Apart from ensuring that our healthcare frontliners are being given proper meals daily, we are also able to support small catering businesses and their suppliers, enabling them to continue earning income during the MCO period,” said Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, Group Managing Director, RHB Banking Group.

“During the Holy Month of Ramadan, we will include other food items such as bubur lambuk and dates in our deliveries to our frontliners. We feel it is important to keep their morale high, and hope that these ‘must-have’ Ramadan delicacies would keep their spirits high as the fight against the spread of COVID-19 continues,” added Dato’ Khairussaleh.

RHB Banking Group has thus far pledged a total of RM3 million to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes RM1 million to Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia for purpose of ensuring the continuous supply of PPEs and another RM1 million to MERCY Malaysia through the Association of Banks in Malaysia for various initiatives to assist against the spread of COVID-19. The balance of RM1 million will be used for other relief initiatives that the Group will be carrying out in assisting those impacted by the pandemic.

Issued on behalf of RHB Bank Berhad by Group Corporate Communications Division. For more information, please contact Norazzah Sulaiman at 012-644 8321 / [email protected] or Cairil Irwan at 012-333 5007 / [email protected]

About RHB Banking Group
The RHB Banking Group, with RHB Bank Berhad as the holding company, is the fourth largest fully integrated financial services group in Malaysia. The Group’s core businesses are structured into seven main business pillars, namely Group Retail Banking, Group Business & Transaction Banking, Group Wholesale Banking, RHB Singapore, Group Shariah Business, Group International Business and Group Insurance. Group Wholesale Banking comprises Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Group Treasury & Global Markets, Asset Management, and Private Equity. All the seven business pillars are offered through the Group’s main subsidiaries – RHB Investment Bank Berhad, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, and RHB Insurance Berhad, while its asset management and unit trust businesses are undertaken by RHB Asset Management Sdn Bhd, and RHB Islamic International Asset Management Berhad. The Group’s regional presence now spans ten countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong/China, Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. For more information, please visit www.rhbgroup.com.

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