WCT Holdings Berhad (“the WCT Group”), an investment holding company with businesses in engineering and construction, property development and investment, management of retail malls and hotels, together with its associates are set to vaccinate 2,400 of their workforce via the Mobile Vaccination MYMedic@Wilayah Pilot Program administered under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Federal Territories (“FT Ministry”) this weekend.
The two days vaccination programme, starting from 12 June 2021 to 13 June 2021 will see its engineering and construction division project site staff getting their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine. This initiative is part of WCT Group’s effort to protect its workforce from the heightened risk of the Covid-19 virus and prevent the spread of the virus within the working construction areas.
“We are starting with the workforce from our construction projects in Kuala Lumpur to ensure continuity of the projects in a safer working environment. The intent is to enable our staff to work with ease and peace of mind knowing they have been vaccinated, albeit continuing to work within the Group’s strict scope and compliance of the Standard Operating Procedures set by the relevant government authorities,” said Dato’ Lee Tuck Fook, Group Managing Director, WCT Holdings Berhad.
The vaccination will take place at Pavilion Bukit Jalil Mall over the weekend. Project site staff are encouraged to participate in the vaccination programme.
The FT Ministry has set a target to achieve herd immunity of 80% in Kuala Lumpur by October 2021 especially in high population density areas and construction sites in operation.
“We have plans to intensify and extend the vaccination programme to as much of our workforce as possible and will continue to work closely with the FT Ministry to achieve the set goal. We are grateful to the FT Ministry for including WCT Group in this initiative,” added Dato’ Lee.
The activation of mobile vaccine trucks in the federal capital is an add-on to the National Vaccination Programme.
“We are utmost concerned with the increase of COVID-19 clusters. We have been actively pursuing opportunities to speed up the vaccination of all our employees and this scheme is timely and acts as a preventive measure to safeguard the health of our workforce.”
“As the vaccine becomes available and economic activities, including construction works can operate normally, we are confident the productivity, financial stability and economic recovery of our nation will be imminent,” enthused Dato’ Lee.