CELCOM Axiata Bhd has extended additional connectivity assistance to on-ground medical staff throughout hospitals managing Covid-19 cases, by handing over 200 postpaid SIM cards.

This is to assist the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) efforts to reach out to Covid-19 Patient(s) Under Investigation (PUI) and potential contacts.

Celcom Axiata CEO Idham Nawawi said the SIM cards provide free unlimited calls and 20GB data for each line to enable speedier communication via voice call and also other channels such as SMS and WhatsApp.

“Celcom values and strongly supports the relentless efforts by MoH and medical frontliners in curbing the Covid-19 global pandemic,” he said in a statement today.

Idham said Celcom also extended its support to the Sungai Buloh Hospital, one of the nation’s critical hospitals in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said, the hospital received 40 mobile devices and phone lines, together with the deployment of Celcom’s Cellular on Wheels, a transportable network infrastructure booster, to ensure continuous connectivity within the hospital vicinity.

“As the nation’s dedicated medical frontliners are utilising all resources including manpower and technical infrastructure, our support aims to ease their efforts and extend their communication avenue further, which is also crucial in curbing and flattening the curve of Covid-19 amongst Malaysians,” Idham added. — March 27, 2020, Bernama

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