“Kita berperang dengan Covid-19 untuk tempoh agak lama iaitu lebih setahun dan kita tidak nampak lagi pengakhiran atau penghujung peperangan ini.
“Ini adalah cabaran KKM (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia), bukan mudah, tapi kita terpaksa berperang, tiada cara lain,” kata Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Beliau berkata demikian susulan beberapa petugas kesihatan yang dilaporkan mengalami masalah kesihatan dan kelesuan berikutan beban kerja tinggi dalam usaha mengawal penularan jangkitan Covid-19 di negara.
Bagaimanapun, katanya, KKM sedang menambah baik situasi kerja petugas kesihatan bagi mengurangkan tekanan selain menyediakan perkhidmatan kesihatan mental dan sokongan psikososial.
“Memang betul ramai dalam kalangan petugas barisan hadapan dan pengurusan ada kelesuan mental dan fizikal.
“Kita akan melihat bagaimana kita dapat mengurangkan tekanan dan memberi ruang untuk mereka bergilir dalam bertugas,” katanya dalam sidang media harian Covid-19 di Putrajaya hari ini.
Mengulas lanjut, Dr Noor Hisham berkata, pihaknya turut melihat langkah sama ada melakukan penggantian tugas di lapangan bagi mengurangkan tekanan dan beban.
Beliau berkata, KKM turut menyediakan talian perkhidmatan kesihatan mental dan sokongan psikososial untuk individu terbabit mendapatkan bantuan serta sokongan.
Menurutnya, perkhidmatan itu dimulakan sejak Januari 2020 dan mereka yang berkenaan boleh menghubungi talian itu.
He bought a System 8 Lucky Pick ticket on 15 November and brought home a whopping RM17,534,807.75 thanks to his winning numbers — 6624 and 2293.
He also won an additional prize amounting to RM2,016.
When he went to collect his prize, he told Sports Toto his winnings were an unexpected windfall amidst the challenging time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My wife and I began playing lottery games 20 years ago, but we are not hardcore punters so we only bet when we feel good and lucky,” said the now millionaire septuagenarian.
“My wife is my goddess of fortune as she was the one who told me to buy the Lucky Pick ticket on that day.”
He promised to donate a part of his winnings to people who struggle to make ends meet during this pandemic, as well as to frontliners
“We decided to use part of the winnings to help the people in Sabah who are badly affected by the pandemic by donating to charitable groups and frontliners who have been working tirelessly to keep us safe,” he said.
The senior citizen added he realised he hit the jackpot after checking the draw results through his phone the next day.
Meanwhile, a separate winner from Kuala Lumpur won RM5.3 million with her winning numbers 5056 and 3421
The 53-year-old winner bought the numbers on 28 November.
“I don’t bet regularly, thus I feel that I am really lucky to win the jackpot,” she said, adding that the winning numbers are the numbers she would always bet on.
KUALA LUMPUR – Rakaman video sorakan kegembiraan dari petugas barisan hadapan sebaik pengumuman Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Pemulihan (PKPP) wabak koronavirus (Covid-19) oleh Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin semalam tular di laman sosial.
Video dimuat naik Twitter @anas_cik dengan ciapan, “Tahniah warga Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) dan semua frontliner Malaysia, aku sebagai rakyat Malaysia bangga” dan sehingga kini video tersebut ditonton lebih 205,000 tontonan dari netizen.
Pada hantaran sama, @anas_cik juga mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada sahabat itu dan berasa bangga kerana rakannya salah seorang dari frontliner yang bertungkus-lumus mengekang wabak Covid-19.
Dalam pada itu, kata netizen dikenali @kayretisz, mereka memang selayaknya merasai kegembiraan setelah tiga bulan menangani wabak Covid-19.
Malah @abeshinzuu berkata, kegembiraan dizahirkan kerana jumlah kematian semakin berkurangan.
“Mungkin gembira kerana kes kematian dapat dikurangkan. Penat lelah mereka dibayar dan tambah pula dengan pengumuman PM semalam, ia seperti satu penghargaan buat mereka sebagai hero negara.
“Mereka juga kerja siang malam, tak boleh jumpa anak, pakai pakaian khas yang panas gila tu. Jadi, untuk capai sifar atau minimum Covid-19 itu memang perkara gembira. Kita pun tumpang gembira dan terharu,” katanya.
As we all know, Malaysians who return from overseas are mandated to be quarantined in quarantine centres for 14 days. Most quarantine centres are established hotels such as Hilton and even the Palace of Golden Horses. Unfortunately, despite all this comfort, there have been certain people who still managed to find something to complain about.
Amidst that, Abiramy Komaraswamy, an LLM student from the UK reached out to us to share her experience.
Abiramy shares with WORLD OF BUZZ her story of being quarantined at the Impiana KLCC for the past 14 days. She had nothing but praises towards the hotel staffs and frontliners who took care of them in the quarantine centre.
“Today I’m a proud lady of Malaysia. I would shout out loud and say I love Malaysia.”
“I’m extremely amazed with how Malaysia is handling, managing and protecting everyone in the country during this pandemic.”
Abiramy, whose quarantine ends today told that everything was extremely systematic and properly handled. She added that she has nothing to complain about and that she’s even amazed.
“Meals were always given on time and we had proper health screenings with so many essentials given, without us even requesting,” she said.
She also said that she would like to thank all out hardworking frontliners who’ve been battling this Covid-19 pandemic day and night. In the end, she simply said how proud she is to be Malaysian today and that Home means Malaysia!
We need more Malaysians like Abiramy who truly appreciate the effort by our Malaysian government. Let’s never forget what our frontliners did for us during this pandemic!
It’s not always about doing the most to help others. Sometimes, just doing what you can is enough. Especially in a difficult time like this.
Recently, many of you have heard of how all returning Malaysians travelling back into the country are to be placed under a two week quarantine in selected hotels that were turned into quarantine centres. If you missed that article, don’t worry-you can read it again here.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t just returning Malaysians that stayed in these hotels. Frontliners such as doctors, policemen and nurses also inhabited the premise as they were constantly exposed to those who came into contact with the virus daily.
When LUSH heard about the situation these citizens were in, they decided to help out in any way they could. Hence, they sent out free shower gels to all the frontliners and bath bombs to those who were quarantined in-house guests currently in renowned KL hotel, Hilton PJ.
“It’s time to support the healthcare heroes on the frontlines. Now is the time to help. It is one of the most important things we can be doing at the moment, when all else around us seems so dreadfully difficult. At least we can help keep hands clean and give people a Lush treat, as this can be helpful during this critical time,” said a representative from LUSH told WORLD OF BUZZ.
Hoping to help quarantined Malaysians feel more at ease
Naked shower gels and Amazeball bath bombs were distributed to frontliners and the quarantined who were pleasantly surprised by the kind gesture, initiated under the LUSH Cares campaign.
When we asked about the thought behind this initiative, the company said:
“We hope to encourage everyone to keep their hands clean, stay indoors and practice social distancing. These small acts can help our community immensely.”
To ensure that guests had the necessary furnishings to use these products, LUSH contacted Hilton PJ for assurance that these frontliners were staying in quarantined rooms equipped with bath tubs.
“We hope they can settle in for a good soak exploding with essential oils and tons of fizzy fun. It will help them soothe their stressed bodies and minds, leaving them feeling warm and, fuzzy-ready for some restful slumber.” And we know these frontliners definitely could use that!
Donating their soaps to Hospital Sg Buloh during shortage
But this isn’t the only thing thing the handmade cosmetic has done for the public during this difficult season. According to the company’s correspondent, LUSH even contacted the Ministry of Health who told them that Hospital Sg Buloh was in need of soaps. The company acted immediately by delivering soaps, shampoo, shower gel and toothy tabs (naked toothpaste) to frontliners in both Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Sg Buloh.
“In times of uncertainty we all have a role to play to help those in need, and as a brand that cares for the community, we hope to help fight the spread of Covid-19.”
Kudos to LUSH for stepping up and treating our frontliners to some much needed pampering. May we all be inspired to do the little that we can. It can really go a long way in helping others in this season.