COVID-19 and Dengue Risk: KPJ Bandar Dato’ Onn Blasted Double Protection and Prevention!

20 volunteers from the Waqaf Brigade ensures the community that congregational spaces are safe for daily use

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20 men involved in the mission, social distancing in front of Surau Austin Perdana

On a Saturday morning, 11th July 2020, KPJ Bandar Dato ’Onn Specialist Hospital through its volunteer team, Waqaf Brigade has executed COVID-19 sanitation and dengue prevention activity at Surau Austin Perdana, Taman Austin Perdana as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the community.

About 20 volunteers in the Waqaf Brigade team, made up of the hospital staff conducted three rounds of sanitation process around the mosque to ensure it is free of the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 sanitation work in progress around the interior of Surau Austin Perdana

While sanitation is in progress, remaining members of the Waqaf Brigade went around the mosque to find and clear any Aedes mosquito breeding grounds as an effort to reduce the recent dengue cases in Johor Bahru.

Dengue prevention – banishing the breeding point

Joining in the team efforts were Executive Director of KPJ Bandar Dato ’Onn Specialist Hospital, Tuan Haji Asmadi Mohd Bakri; KPJ Bandar Dato ‘Onn Specialist Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Noor Haslina Harun; Chairman of Communication for Behavioral Impact (COMBI) Johor, Zahrin Saniman and Chairman of Surau Austin Perdana, Haji Muhamad Khidir Ismail.

The team then also served food packages for the congregation who performed the afternoon prayer at the surau that day. Executive Director, Tuan Haji Asmadi said the CSR programme was a collaboration with Surau Austin Perdana to foster closer relationship between the hospital and the local community.

Fences are not forgotten!

“We work together in this programme to bond with each other. In fact, this is the first CSR programme of Bandar Dato ‘Onn KPJ Specialist Hospital since the Movement Control Order,” he said.

Bandar Dato ‘Onn KPJ Specialist Hospital has been operating for almost a year and a half since it opened its doors on 19th February 2019.