Media Prima Berhad (MPB) has successfully vaccinated 1,500 permanent staff, contracts and vendors under the Selangor Vaccine Programme (SelVAX).
MPB Group Executive Director, Rafiq Razali said this was to ensure that employees receive the vaccine within two weeks, allowing staff working from home to work safely while making the work environment at MPB safer in the future.
“We are honoured with this programme. It is our responsibility as a media organisation to work not only with the government, but also with the private sector to ensure vaccines are given as soon as possible.
“The partnership with Selgate Healthcare not only allows staff to get vaccinated, but it demonstrates the importance of vaccines.
“So far, we are giving priority to staff and we are looking at the possibility of giving vaccinations to our staff’s families,” he said after inspecting the operations at Tropicana Gardens Mall Vaccination Centre (PPV) today.
Selgate Healthcare Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Dr Mu’az Omar, who was also present, said the initiative was very good to ensure that media personnel get vaccinated with the necessary service status.
According to Dr Mu’az, a total of 5,000 medical and non-medical volunteers assisted the vaccination programmes at five permanent PPVs.
“The PPV was first opened on June 26 which was in the first phase. Currently, we have not reached 100 per cent of our capacity which can reach 15,000 doses a day,” he said.
Meanwhile, The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) Photo Executive, Hasriyashah Sabudin said she is grateful for the programme by the company for the first dose of vaccine.
She said it was smooth and completed in a short time thanks to the staff at the PPV who facilitate the vaccination process.
TV3’s sports presenter, Fariz Fikri Zolkarnain said he was very grateful for MPB’s initiative which commits to protecting employees at the same time contributing to accelerate group immunity.
“This vaccine injection protects ourselves and the community and at the same time gives a sense of safety because one dose of injection has been completed,” he said.