YTY Increases Its Medical Glove Donations During the COVID-19 Crisis
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Given the rapid spread of COVID-19 in and around Southeast Asia, YTY has stepped-up its efforts by increasing its donations to three million medical gloves within the region.
In addition to donating one million medical gloves to Wuhan, China, in January 2020 as part of a consortium of medical companies who banded together to assist the city as it battled COVID-19, YTY has donated an additional two million medical gloves recently.
Says YTY Chief Executive Officer, Vikram Hora, “I am pleased to confirm that we have recently donated one million medical gloves within Malaysia, which were allocated to Polis Diraja Malaysia (the Royal Malaysian Police), which is the federal agency that is providing critical oversight and control during the on-going Movement Control Order.”
“Additionally, we are providing two million medical gloves within Indonesia through our PT Medisafe Technologies subsidiary based in Medan, Indonesia. One million medical gloves have been donated to Pelang Merah Indonesia (PMI), a member organization of the International Federation of the Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, who will ensure these gloves get distributed to PMI centers across the country. A further one million gloves are being sent to the Government of Indonesia, who has procured them on priority to assist healthcare specialists in Jakarta, the nation’s capital, and in other areas within Indonesia especially hard hit by COVID-19.”
Andrew Lanham, who leads YTY’s Customer & Product Strategies team notes “It remains a challenge to efficiently and expediently produce medical gloves given the need to ensure enforcement of the Government’s stringent and necessary guidelines on social distancing, employee safety — which remains paramount to us — and the implementation of heightened health and safety protocols. Despite these challenges, and the need to meet on-going customer requirements, we have also felt a corporate and social responsibility to assist Governments and federal agencies within the region with critical medical supplies given the shortage that many of them face, despite mounting healthcare crises in their respective countries.”
Andrew concludes by noting “We are proud to have donated millions of gloves to multiple countries in the region on humanitarian grounds. These actions reflect YTY taking a socially responsible stand in this area, and playing a small, but critical part in the fight against COVID-19. We continue to discuss medical relief with additional Government and federal agencies in the region, and will continue to step-up as and where we possibly can.”
Donated gloves being dispatched to the Red Cross by YTY's Indonesian subsidiary.
YTY donating medical gloves to the Royal Malaysian Police (Polis Diraja Malaysia).