As medical frontliners continues to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, more supports are needed to assist them. With that, U Mobile is donating a total of 100 new mobile phones with 100 GX68 postpaid SIMs to two major hospitals that are battling the COVID-19 fight. The telco has personally handed over the donation to representatives from University Malaya Medical Centre and Hospital Sungai Buloh yesterday. Both hospitals will be using the mobile phones and SIMs with unlimited high speed data and calls to reach out to patients under investigations (PUIs) and to conduct contact tracing.
U Mobile CEO, Wong Heang Tuck, shared, “U Mobile is extremely grateful and appreciative of the courage and effort displayed by Malaysia’s medical practitioners who are risking it all to save the lives of COVID-19 patients. As such, we really want to do all we can to support the medical fraternity. To date, we have donated RM1 million to the Ministry of Health via the GLC Disaster Response Network and now with these 100 mobile phones and 100 postpaid SIMS with unlimited data and calls, we hope healthcare workers will be able to use them to stay connected, conduct vital contact tracing work and to reach out to PUIs. U Mobile will continue to monitor the situation and support wherever we can.”
Apart from the donations, U Mobile also recently collaborated with ZTE and edotco to build a temporary network site close to Hospital Sungai Buloh to enhance coverage in the vicinity.
Editor’s opinion: Kudos to U Mobile for supporting our medical frontliners while the public continue to stay at home to further reduce the COVID-19 outbreak. Not only with the phones and sim cards, the telco also build a temporary network site close to Hospital Sungai Buloh which definitely help to improve the network reception. I do hope to see more companies pouring more assistance to the frontliners.