Prasarana offers LRT stations, buses to be used as vaccination centres

PETALING JAYA: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has offered its assets to be used, including to set up temporary vaccination centres, to help speed up the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

Prasarana acting president and chief executive officer Datin Norliah Noah said the company is discussing the matter with the Health Ministry as well as the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

“We are suggesting setting up temporary vaccination centres in LRT stations such as Putra Heights and Awan Besar (in the Klang Valley).

“We are also considering allowing our staff to be volunteers at vaccination centres as an effort to lessen the burden of Health Ministry frontliners,” she said in a statement Thursday (June 17).

Norliah added that the assets include buses, screens at LRT and monorail stations as well as digital assets in the buses and trains.

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

“The screens will be heavily used as a publicity tool to promote the importance of vaccination,” she explained.

Prasarana, said Norliah, is also offering its buses as mobile vaccinations centres in a move to give easier access to those scheduled to get their vaccination.

“We are open to discussion on the possibility of using our buses in Penang and Pahang as mobile vaccination vehicles.”

The company is committed to helping to hasten the immunisation programme, she said.

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

She noted that the bus drivers ferrying the positive patients have completed their vaccination.

Norliah also said Prasarana is fully supportive of the National Recovery Plan announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Tuesday (June 15) to steer the country out of the health crisis.