Maxis teams up with Red Crescent in vaccination drive


A Malaysian Red Crescent Society volunteer administering the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in her home.

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd has teamed up with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to support its mobile vaccination drive to speed up the national Covid-19 immunisation programmed (PICK).

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

Maxis is also 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’ aim to provide care and relief assistance to at risk and vulnerable communities,” said MRCS national chairman Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

“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.”

Maxis CEO Gokhan Ogut said the company is pleased to support MRCS’ mobile vaccination efforts to help 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 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,” hesaid.

The MRCS mobile vaccination programme is part of a mobile clinic initiative under PICK which brings the Covid-19 vaccines to bedridden patients living in the Klang Valley, including the rural communities, those who are bedridden, Orang Asli, homeless, stateless/ undocumented and migrants.

In addition, Maxis has also sponsored meals for volunteers at one of the vaccination distribution centres in appreciation to those who have bravely stepped up to dedicate their time 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’ internal vaccination drive #VaccinateTogether, over 95% 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 vaccination doses.

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

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