FGV allocates RM200,000 for migrant workers screening

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK/ TMR PIX

FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) has allocated nearly RM200,000 to provide Covid-19 screening tests for 7,001 of its migrant workers in Negeri Sembilan and Sabah.

The group CEO Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan said the screening test is one of the company’s responsibilities in supporting the government’s effort in curbing the pandemic outbreak among migrant workers.

“FGV has allocated close to RM200,000 to bear the cost of screening tests for our migrant workers who contribute to the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) in Negeri Sembilan and Sabah.

“FGV is also providing temporary Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) at the plantation complexes to enable the isolation of migrant workers who are found positive with Covid-19 but with mild symptoms, from migrant workers who are tested negative,” he added.

740 of its migrant workers in its Jempol and Gemas plantations were screened with the Rapid Test Kit (RTK) Antigen kit by one of the appointed SOCSO panel clinics on Jan 12 and 13, 2021 and out of the total, 289 are from India, 286 from Bangladesh and 165 are from Indonesia.

A total of 6,261 of its migrant workers in Sahabat, Kalabakan and Sandakan Complex in Sabah will be undergoing the same screening test in the following week, comprising 5,959 Indonesians and 302 from the Philippines.