Maxis Joins MRCS On Mobile Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Maxis has contributed funds to MRCS to cover the deployment of the initiative.

KUALA LUMPUR, August 19 — In line with the government’s aspirations to accelerate vaccination in the country under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), Maxis has collaborated with Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to support their mobile vaccination programme. 

Maxis has contributed funds to MRCS to cover the deployment of the home-to-home vaccination initiative, which goes towards the whole set-up of vehicles, ambulances, medical equipment and manpower.

Additionally, to ease the facilitation of the programme, Maxis has also become the connectivity provider for MRCS’s hotline numbers, via sponsorship of Hotlink Unlimited mobile lines, pre-bundled with monthly internet. 

“This mobile clinic initiative is aligned with MRCS’s aim to provide care and relief assistance to at risk and vulnerable communities. This programme really meets our MRCS objective of leaving no one behind in all our efforts. Ensuring the vulnerable are adequately protected against the virus is a humanitarian imperative,” said Her Royal Highness Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, MRCS national chairman. 

“We are pleased to support MRCS’s mobile vaccination efforts to help quickly reach out to many vulnerable individuals and groups who have difficulty making the journey to get their jabs,” said Gokhan Ogut, Maxis CEO. 

“At the same time, we want to help frontliners who have not just sacrificed their time, but also put their lives as risk. At Maxis, we believe that the fight against the pandemic requires all of us working together to achieve one common goal, and we are committed to doing our part to help the nation,” he added. 

The MRCS mobile vaccination programme is part of a mobile clinic initiative under PICK which brings Covid-19 vaccines to disadvantaged persons living in the Klang Valley, including rural communities, the bedridden, Orang Asli communities, the homeless, stateless and undocumented, and migrant workers. 

In addition, Maxis has also sponsored meals for volunteers at one of the vaccination distribution centres, in appreciation for those who have bravely stepped up their efforts in these challenging times. 

Internally, Maxis has been supportive of vaccine adoption as part of its commitment to keeping employees protected and to ensure a safe workplace for all its employees.

Under Maxis’s internal vaccination drive, #VaccinateTogether, over 95% per cent of the company’s employees have already signed up to be vaccinated through PICK and various other initiatives.

All Maxis employees are also given additional time off to receive their doses.

Meanwhile, more than 600 of Maxis employees and immediate family members have received their first doses at the Tropicana Gardens Mall in Petaling Jaya from July 18, 2021 onwards, and from selected panel clinics outside the Klang Valley from August 1 onwards, under the Selangor Covid-19 Vaccination Programme (SELVAX).

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