Ensuring the well-being of employees are safeguarded with COVID-19 screening programme

FRONTLINERS are hailed as the nation’s heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 menace despite health risks and hardship.

However, frontliners are not limited to medical workers alone; non-medical workers who are in the essential sectors – such as food delivery drivers, restaurant workers, supermarket workers, and garbage collectors among others – are also deemed frontliners.

Understanding the importance of frontliners, asset management and infrastructure solutions provider UEM Edgenta Bhd has rolled out a COVID-19 screening programme for all of its essential front liners nationwide.

“Our employees on the frontlines deliver essential services at the hospitals, highways, offices and industrial assets under our care,” said UEM Edgenta’s managing director/CEO Syahrunizam Samsudin.

“We wish to inspire confidence among our clients through efforts such as proactive COVID-19 screening, as well as our commitment to continue playing our role effectively in the post-pandemic era.”

UEM Edgenta’s COVID-19 screening booth


According to the company, the month-long screening programme is expected to involve 3,755 of its employees at 31 locations nationwide and will be managed through the company’s recently launched virtual clinic platform, QuickMed, a digital healthcare solution which offers society an alternative for primary healthcare management.

Designed to connect both doctors and patients, QuickMed’s ease of use and convenience provides a complete primary healthcare ecosystem online. 

“We welcome the good news that our very own employees in the healthcare support business could be among the first to receive the vaccine,” Syahrunizam commented on recent reports of hospital cleaners being identified as early recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, UEM Edgenta also offers drive-through and on-site COVID-19 screening services which is approved by the Health Ministry (MOH) at its service locations in Selangor (Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya) and Melaka (Jalan Taming Sari). – Feb 24, 2021


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