KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd is providing Covid-19 tests for 7,001 of its migrant workers at its plantations in Negeri Sembilan and Sabah to support the government’s efforts to curb the pandemic.
In a statement issued on Thursday, FGV said 740 migrant workers at the Jempol and Gemas plantations in Negeri Sembilan, were screened with the RTK Antigen kit on Jan 12 and 13.
Of the total, 165 workers are from Indonesia, India (289) and Bangladesh (286).
FGV also said 6,261 migrant workers at its plantations in Sahabat, Kalabakan and Sandakan Complex in Sabah will undergo the same screening test next week.
It said 5,959 of the migrant workers are from Indonesia, while 302 are from the Philippines.
FGV’s group chief executive officer Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan said this screening test is one of FGV’s responsibilities in supporting the government’s effort in curbing the spread of outbreak among migrant workers.
“It is also to fulfill our commitment in ensuring that all employees who work in our estates have access to health rights during these challenging times of a pandemic, ” he said.
Haris Fadzilah said FGV allocated nearly RM200,000 to bear the cost of screening tests for its migrant workers who contribute to SOCSO in Negeri Sembilan and Sabah.
FGV is also providing temporary Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC) at the plantation complexes to enable the isolation of migrant workers tested positive but with mild symptoms, from migrant workers who are tested negative.
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