KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is offering premises to be utilised as a vaccination centre (PPV), in line with the utility company’s efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Baharin Din, said that TNB, as an organisation that is concerned about the pandemic and its impact on the community, has always been looking for opportunities to extend assistance in the nation’s efforts in curbing COVID-19.
He said that thus far, two of the company’s premises have been utilised to help contain the virus, namely, the Dewan Kelab Kilat TNB at Pangsapuri TNB in Kapar, Klang, Selangor, which has been operating as a vaccination centre (PPV), and the Kolej Bestari, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus in Bandar Muadzam Shah, to serve as a quarantine centre.
“Since March 31, the Dewan Kelab Kilat at the Pangsapuri TNB in Kapar, Klang, Selangor, has been utilised as a PPV, which makes it easier for the surrounding residents to get vaccinated.
“A total of 1,016 units at Kolej Bestari, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus in Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang have been utilised as a COVID-19 quarantine station since April 15,” he said in a statement today.
He added that the usage of the Dewan Kelab Kilat in Kapar helps to ensure the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme is a success, with its daily vaccination capacity of 600 people.
Since the implementation of the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in March last year, TNB had contributed more than RM33 million to ensure the stability and reliability of electricity supply to critical locations, including PPVs, vaccine storage centres and temporary security posts for police and military personnel.
Apart from saving lives, three other measures taken by TNB to support the National Recovery Plan involved protecting the vulnerable, providing a stable electricity supply and driving economic recovery.
In its latest initiative in protecting the vulnerable, TNB has raised more than RM1.4 million through voluntary deduction of its staff salary for June and July to Tabung Warga TNB Prihatin, to be distributed to the B40 group who is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Peninsular Malaysia.