TNB offers 2 premises as PPV, quarantine centre

It is a sign of TNB’s commitment and support for the country’s efforts to increase the vaccination rate

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / Pic courtesy of TNB

NATIONAL utility company Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has offered two of its premises to be used as a vaccination centre (PPV) and a quarantine centre respectively in the firm’s effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

TNB president and CEO Datuk Ir Baharin Din said the use of the Dewan Kelab Kilat in Kapar, Perak, can help make the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) a success with the ability to accommodate 600 vaccine recipients a day.

“Although this number is not large, it is a sign of our commitment and support for the country’s efforts to increase the vaccination rate of the people in this country,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The hall has been utilised as a PPV since March 31 this year for the surrounding residents.

The PPV has also received improvements to its control system at the electrical substation to enable the supply restoration in any event of disruption.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,016 units at the Smart Residential College at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Campus in Muadzam Shah, Pahang, has been turned into a quarantine centre since April 15.

Baharin said the two premises enable TNB to get closer to the surrounding community because the facilities not only benefit TNB staff and Uniten students, but also the people.

“TNB also offers other premises as PPVs in line with the company’s ongoing initiatives to reduce the rate of virus transmission.

“As an organisation that is concerned about the pandemic situation and its impact on the community, TNB is always looking for opportunities to participate in the country’s efforts to eradicate the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

Since the first Movement Control Order in March 2020, TNB has contributed over RM33 million to ensure the stability and reliability of electrical supply to important locations such as PPVs, vaccine storage centres and temporary control posts for police and military personnel.

It has also taken three measures to support the National Recovery Plan to provide a stable supply of electricity and drive economic recovery.

Its latest effort to protect the vulnerable is by making a voluntary collection of TNB employees via salary deductions in June and July to the TNB Prihatin Citizens Fund, which would be distributed to the B40 (bottom 40%) group affected by the pandemic in West Malaysia.

The initiative has collected over RM1.4 million since its establishment on June 9, 2021, while a total of RM195,000 has been distributed in stages to the target group.