The Covid-19 pandemic in our country is still far from over, with daily cases and death numbers at an all-time high, one and a half year on since the first cases broke out. As a response, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has stepped up once again by contributing to various Covid-19 aids efforts, to help continue the fight against the virus.
Working with medical relief non-governmental organisation Mercy Malaysia, MMM will loan three Mitsubishi vehicles – one Triton pick-up truck and two Outlander SUVs – to help transport frontliners to vaccination centres (PPV) for the public outreach vaccination program.
In addition, MMM has also donated RM20,000 to the NGO, which will assist the health workers further in conducting extensive Covid-19 screening, contract tracing works, isolating the infected, and dispensing care to those who need it.
Aside from Mercy Malaysia, MMM also purchased 400 units of Tyvek PPE suits for frontliners, which was distributed to three Covid-19 Assesment Centres (CAC) in Stadium Melawati, Stadium Jugra, and Klinik Kesihatan Gombak Setia.
The company also purchased RM43,000 worth of items for another CAC in Hulu Langat, including tents, tables, chairs, portable air-conditioning units, and heavy-duty wires.
These CAC assesses Covid-19 patients before they are sent to hospital, quarantine at treatment centres, or ordered to undergo home quarantine. The CAC which MMM is assisting in can accommodate up to 400 patients a day.
“Although our core business is producing cars, we are committed to doing our part in ensuring the country and our customers are kept safe,” said MMM Chief Executive Officer, Tomoyuki Shinnishi. “We will continue to communicate closely with key NGOs and public institutions to see how Mitsubishi Motors can continue to contribute.”
“This pandemic is one of the most challenging times we have faced as a nation, and thus we must step up and breach the support needed, especially now where Covid-19 infections are at their highest.”
“The recent increase in cases and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant emotional stress among the country’s frontliners, particularly healthcare workers in Malaysia. We thank our brave frontliners who worked tirelessly for us all,” Shinnishi added.