City Love & Hope Foundation, the charity arm of City Holdings Limited has been supporting Myanmar's healthcare sector since the beginning of the pandemic outbreak in March-2020 and for this particular initiative, we had been supporting the Ministry of Health & Sports on the operations of the treatment centre since 2nd October 2020 at the height of the pandemic in Myanmar. Part of City Love & Hope Foundation’s campaign was also calling for donation from public, in particular via the City Rewards application. As Myanmar’s COVID-19 numbers continue on its downward trend in the past month, City Love & Hope Foundation have followed the MOHS’ instruction to cease the operations of the Yankin Covid-19 Treatment Centre with effect from 1st Jan-2021.
After the 3 months of operation, the total operating expenses of Yankin Covid-19 Treatment Centre came close to 320 million MMK and City Love & Hope Foundation has pledged to absorb the full amount by the time of closure. Aside from the initial set up fund in amount of 200 million MMK donated by City Love & Hope Foundation, we also received various contributions from other public and various organizations amounting over 30 million MMK in financial donation. During the 3 months of operation, the centre had housed a total of 3,400 patients (500 pax maximum capacity), 45 volunteers, and 24 frontline medical professionals together with the support from 13 members of the police force.
Both City Love & Hope Foundation and City Holdings Limited would like to offer their heartfelt gratitude to all their customers and the public who had supported the initiative and helped them maintain and operate the Yankin Covid-19 Treatment Centre smoothly during the past 3 months.
The Foundation is now gearing up to run a campaign to donate to the Myanmar government to secure funds for purchase of Covid-19 vaccine to help inoculate the Myanmar people.