Following the 50 units of X70 delivered to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in March, Proton has stepped up its efforts to help healthcare workers and frontliners with their onslaught against Covid-19.
This time they’ve added another eight units to the tally, for MOH’s use in Sabah. The SUVs, which can now be fitted with an N95 cabin filter for just RM79, will be used to assist the Ministry’s logistics and surveillance efforts in the East Malaysian state. The handover took place at Fook Loi Corporation’s Proton 4S outlet in Kota Kinabalu.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is probably one of the most challenging hurdles we have faced as a nation. As a Malaysian brand, it is our duty to step up, and we have been supporting the government’s efforts. Logistics in Sabah is far more challenging than in Peninsula Malaysia,” said Proton Edar CEO, Roslan Abdullah.
This batch of eight X70s will serve to ferry doctors, nurses, and MOH officials as and when needed. We hope our contribution will help ease the logistical needs of frontliners in Sabah,” he added.
Aside from loaning out their SUVs, Proton has also produced over 60,000 units of face shields at their Shah Alam factory. The face shields were delivered to 46 hospitals around Malaysia. A second batch was subsequently produced in a joint effort with DRB-Hicom, for use by armed forces and the police.
As a symbol of gratitude to the frontliners, Proton also introduced the Proton Cares Programme. It offers 5-years of free personal accident (PA) insurance coverage to the frontliners or their immediate families with the purchase of any Proton vehicle.