SERDANG, 22 Jan – A total of 60 students and 15 staff members were involved in the KPT-UPM (PKRC) 2.0 Volunteer Mission to install 700 beds at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Center (PKRC) MAEPS 2.0 on 16th January 2021. The installation process was being done to accommodate Covid-19 patients who are Malaysians with families.
“This volunteer mission has instilled a sense of responsibility and concern for students in working together to ease the burden of frontliners in dealing with the Covid-19 epidemic”, said Muhammad Iqbal Mohd Nasir, a volunteer student of Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences, UPM. Muhammad Iqbal added, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) used during this mission is very strict and convincing to prevent any unwanted things from happening.
Also seen in that event was Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba who was presented to review the preparation of the hall, mentioned that it was an honoured and noble efforts made by UPM students and staffs.
The hall is equipped with a variety of modern facilities including prayer room, children's playground, pantry, toilet, gym as well as an adequate internet coverage network was reopened on 19th January 2021 to accommodate the growing numbers of Covid-19 patients.
Meanwhile, according to Mr. Nuruliman Ibrahim, Head of Student Affairs Division, UPM, "Initially, the UPM volunteer team consist of 160 students planned for flood relief missions in Chenor, and Sungai Lembing, Pahang. However, the mission plan had to be cancelled due to the latest directives that prevent any volunteers from states who are under the Movement Control Order (MCO) ''.
Date of Input: 22/01/2021 | Updated: 22/01/2021 | msahrizan
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