Malaysia Healthcare Salutes Nation’s Unsung Heroes

Malaysia Healthcare Salutes Nation’s Unsung Heroes

Unveiling 100 stories from the heart

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To commemorate the frontliners’ efforts in combatting COVID-19 a year since the announcement of the first Movement Control Order (MCO), Malaysia Healthcare unveiled an e-book highlighting the country’s journey throughout the pandemic. Titled ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes’, the e-book is a small gesture of gratitude and huge reminder to all of us on our frontliners’ relentless spirit and monumental efforts in keeping COVID-19 infections under control. A copy of the e-book can be downloaded at https://malaysiahealthcare.org/unsung-heroes/.

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(L-R) May Lau, Executive, Customer Care, Sunway Healthcare; Dr B. Rajasingam, Head of Department, Accident & Emergency, Gleneagles, Kuala Lumpur; Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid, President of PERTIWI; Ananti Rajasingam, CEO Yayasan Chow Kit; Yazmin Azman, Acting CEO, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council; Superintendent of Police Ramsay Anak Embol (Deputy Police Chief Shah Alam); Dr Jasmine Chandrakant, Unit Head, Family Health and Development Division, Lambah Pantai Medical Centre and Dr Mohammed Ridzuan Abdul Razak, Head of Department, Accident & Emergency Department, Pantai Hospital, Kuala Lumpur

“Prioritising the overall safety of the nation, many frontliners have been voluntarily investing their time and energy for the greater good, often sacrificing their own well being and commitments for the country. With ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes’, this noble act of selflessness is commemorated for everyone to draw inspiration from and continue soldiering their way through the pandemic,” said Yazmin Azman, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC).

‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes’ provides a fresh perspective to the frontliner journey in Malaysia, documenting a hundred stories that showcase the grit and resilience of ordinary Malaysians in a national crisis. These stories, shared from the very hearts of our frontliners, cover various public and private sectors such as healthcare, the armed forces, police, immigration, non-governmental organisations, and e-commerce, and serve to remind us of the nation’s strength in pandemic management made possible through the instrumental support of these dedicated heroes.

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Yazmin presents a memento to Datuk Munirah Hamid during MHTC’s A Hundred Unsung Heroes event

“Their stories are reflective of the Kita Jaga Kita spirit, reflecting our passion and commitment in going above and beyond in the toughest of circumstances. This initiative also underlines how the battle against COVID-19 requires a collective effort, not just from the frontliners but from the community as a whole. With this regard, we must continue to do our bit to combat the pandemic by following stringent Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) to keep ourselves safe and extend our true support to the unsung heroes of Malaysia, furthering our recognition as the World’s Healthcare Marvel,” concluded Azman.

In order to continue driving awareness on pandemic management, Malaysia Healthcare also announced a supporting initiative comprising a series of educational content to further drive the message on the importance of SOP compliance and the 3Ws – Wash, Wear and Warn. The initiative will demonstrate how every individual plays a critical role in bringing an end to the pandemic, and continuously build Malaysia’s reputation as a safe and trusted healthcare destination.

View A Hundred Unsung Heroes…Stories from the Hearts of Malaysia’s Frontliners video here.

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