NATIONAL carmaker Proton handed over eight Proton X70 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to Health Ministry for use in Sabah.
The vehicles will be used to assist in the ministry’s logistics and surveillance efforts in the ongoing Covid-19 fight.
The handover was held at Fook Loi Corporation’s Proton 4S outlet in Kota Kinabalu.
Proton has been actively supporting the ministry in various ways throughout the pandemic.
The loan of the eight SUVs is in addition to the 50 Proton X70 SUVs that were loaned to the ministry at the onset of the pandemic in March.
“As a Malaysian brand, it is our duty to step up during this pandemic, and we have been supporting the government’s efforts from the outset, ” said Proton Edar chief executive officer Roslan Abdullah.
“Logistics in Sabah is far more challenging than in the peninsula.
“This next batch of X70s will be to ferry doctors, nurses and ministry officials, ” he added.
Proton also produced 60,000 face shields in April at its Shah Alam plant for distribution to government hospitals as well as other frontliners such as the police and armed forces.