Since the MCO (Movement Control Order), every automotive company has initiated remote working to maintain the safety of employees. National car makers Proton, while adhering to the MCO, has initiated to loan fifty X70s to the Health Ministry and its agencies, tasked for essential operations to be carried out during this ordeal.
Proton is doing its bid to ensure employees’ safety during the MCO. During the MCO, the health status of every employee is monitored twice daily with plans in place to isolate and treat those suspected of being infected with covid-19. This includes weekends and takes in to account where the staff are based during the MCO as well as their active work status.
At the same time, all Proton facilities have been shut down from 18 March, certain job functions within the company still require to be performed onsite. For instance, maintenance of Proton’s production facilities have to be kept going while a few service centers earmarked to service the fleet of cars used by government agencies remain operational. Operations for other areas within the company continue unabated, by working remotely.
Proton supports the fight against Covid-19
To support Malaysia’s front liners in the fight against the pandemic, Proton has loaned fifty X70s to the Ministry of Health. The vehicles will be used to shuttle health workers to and from work as well as send them to any virus hotspots in the country requiring immediate attention.
Proton’s CEO Li Chunrong said, “As a Malaysian car manufacturer and significant contributor to the local automotive industry, Proton sees it as a duty to assist the government in its battle against the spread. The frontliners are especially in our thoughts and we felt that this was an area that we could offer assistance with very quickly. For now, this is the most direct assistance we can give but we are also looking at other avenues of support as well.”
Like everyone on the planet, Proton hopes that this pandemic would be over soon and we could all get back to our normal lives.