KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — Maxis Berhad (Maxis) is collaborating with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to support its mobile vaccination programme, in line with the government’s aspirations to accelerate the vaccination programme in the country under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
Maxis in a statement today said it has contributed funds to MRCS to cover the deployment of the home-to-home vaccination initiative, which would go towards the whole set up of vehicle, ambulance, medical equipment and manpower.
Maxis chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said the support to MRCS’ mobile vaccination efforts would help to quickly reach out to many vulnerable individuals and groups who have difficulty making the journey to get their jabs.
“At the same time, we want to help frontliners who have not just sacrificed their time, but also put their lives at 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.
Meanwhile, MRCS national chairman Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah said the mobile clinic initiative would align MRCS’ 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 and ensuring the vulnerable are adequately protected against the virus is a humanitarian imperative,” she said.
The MRCS mobile vaccination programme is part of a mobile clinic initiative under PICK which brings COVID-19 vaccines to bedridden patients living in the Klang Valley, including the rural communities, as well as the Orang Asli, homeless, stateless or undocumented migrants.
Additionally, to facilitate the programme, Maxis is also the connectivity provider for MRCS’s Hotline numbers, via sponsorship of Hotlink Unlimited mobile lines, pre-bundled with monthly internet.
Maxis is also sponsoring meals for volunteers at one of the vaccination centres in appreciation of those who have bravely stepped up to dedicate their time in this challenging environment.