Prasarana offers LRT stations to speed up vaccinations

PETALING JAYA: In support of the government’s National Recovery Plan, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has offered the use of its facilities and assets to help speed up Covid-19 vaccinations.

Acting Prasarana group president and chief executive Datin Norlia Noah (pic) said this included setting up temporary vaccination centres at LRT stations.

“We are still in the midst of discussing the matter with the Health Ministry along with the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

“The suggested temporary vaccination centres would be at Putra Heights and Awan Besar (in the Klang Valley), ” she said in a statement yesterday.

Norlia said that buses, screens at LRT and monorail stations as well as digital assets in buses and trains would be used as publicity tools to promote the importance of vaccination.

“This will focus mainly on the immunisation programme in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Pahang.

“We are also considering allowing our staff to be volunteers at vaccination centres as an effort to lessen the burden on Health Ministry frontliners, ” she said, adding that the company was also open to discussing the possibility of using its buses as mobile vaccination vehicles.

“Using buses as mobile vaccination centres would give easier access to those scheduled to get their vaccination.

“We are considering using our buses in Penang and Pahang, ” she said.

She added that the company was committed to supporting the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

In fact, Prasarana buses were also being used by the Penang government to transfer Covid-19 patients to designated quarantine centres, said Norlia.

She noted that the bus drivers ferrying these patients had completed their vaccination.

She also said Prasarana was fully supportive of the National Recovery Plan announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday to steer the country out of the health crisis.

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