Message from MRCS National Chairman
Her Highness Dato’ Seri DiRaja Tan Sri (Dr) Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah
DKH, DKYR, SHMS, SSDK, PSM, PAT, JP, Hon. Ph.D(UUM), Hon. Ph.D(KUIN)., Hon. Ph.D (UPNM)
Tunku Temenggong Kedah
COVID-19 has started a health crisis that poses a grave danger to Malaysian lives and threatens the wellbeing of our nation. While our Government, healthcare workers and public services have been tirelessly working to deal with the situation, it is ultimately a crisis that requires us Malaysians to step forward and act as one in order to effectively control the COVID-19 pandemic effectively.
For starters, the public need to fully appreciate the reasons behind the control measures the Government has in place during this Movement Control Order period. While many of our countrymen are responding positively to the Government’s call, there are also many others who have yet to change our attitude and social behaviors to complement and support these control measures. We can all do our part to spread more awareness and education on COVID-19.
MRCS has been providing support to combat the spread of COVID-19, but there is much to do and our people and resources are limited. MRCS had actively participated through its ambulance services in transferring cases to the government’s designated hospitals and strictly observes standard medical procedures in handling such cases. Our MRCS ambulance team is currently assisting at the Emergency Department at Hospital Selayang, helping with people who are waiting for their screening tests.
A platform for all Malaysians: #responsMALAYSIA
Under our initiative #responsMALAYSIA (Malaysia’s Response), we have outlined several ways Malaysians can contribute to provide support to this war against COVID-19. For example, we seek contributions from individuals and corporations that can go to essentials needed by frontliners, we need everyone to spread important messages within their families and communities that garner positive behaviour that can curb the spread of this disease, and we need all manner of other resources and help.
Equally important, in these challenging economic times wrought by the disease, we hope that Malaysians will also step up and voluntarily fill the gaps in assistance needed by vulnerable members of their communities.
We are a nation known for our great neighbourly spirit, and we have always shown deep care for the wellbeing of our neighbours no matter what race or creed they may be. This is one of the moments that will define us, and the standard we set for generations of Malaysians to come.
#responsMALAYSIA carries the message that we ordinary Malaysians can also contribute towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 in many different ways.
With the above in mind, the MRCS members, committee and I therefore would like to appeal to all Malaysians to act as one in our fight against COVID-19. We have provided information on how you can be a part of #responsMALAYSIA at: www.responsmalaysia.com.
Let us mobilise efforts and contribute to overcoming this grave challenge to this nation. Today, Malaysia calls for our united response.
This statement was issued on March 22, 2020 by MCRS Communications Team