Selangor Journal
People are seen queuing up for their turn during a walk-in vaccination programme at Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) vaccination centre (PPV), Shah Alam, on August 7, 2021. — Picture by AHMAD ZAKKI JILAN/SELANGORKINI

Selvax helps construction company to fully operate

By Norrasyidah Arshad

BANGI, Aug 17 — The decision to participate in the Selangor Vaccination Programme (Selvax) has made it possible for a construction company in Selangor to allow its employees to resume work soon and fully operate.

Nadi Cergas Sdn Bhd employee W Lechumanan, 43, said the move by his employers was the right step despite having to allocate additional budget to fund the vaccination cost for the workers. 

W Lechumanan

“This is a bonus for us and more than 50 employees (in the company) have participated in the programme. Some of my colleagues have received their vaccines via MySejahtera. The estimated 60 per cent of the employees who are vaccinated would allow us to return back to work.

“This would make us worry less about getting infected when we get back to work. Previously, we would be worried about getting infected and bringing home the virus to our families,” he said when met after receiving the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Evo Mall vaccination centre (PPV) here, yesterday.

Starting from yesterday, the Federal government had permitted manufacturing, construction, mining and quarry sectors to resume operations. 

However, the operation capacity varies depending on the completed vaccination rate among the workers.

Fakhrian Nur

Meanwhile, a cleaner from Indonesia, Fakhrian Nur, 27, said being inoculated would protect him from being exposed to the coronavirus due to the nature of his job.

“I work at a supermarket. Soon, many more stores will be opened and the number of visitors will also increase. The risk of getting infected will be higher. Now that I am vaccinated, at least I can feel safe and protected.

“Thank you for giving the vaccines to us ( foreigners). The process was smooth and the staff on duty was very helpful too,” he said.

Suparmi Arjetin

As for Suparmi Arjetin, 45, who works at a restaurant, said she had taken the vaccine as a preparation to welcome customers once dining-in is allowed.

“I had hesitated at first as I am afraid of needles. However, I changed my mind when I thought that soon the customers would be allowed to dine-in. I do not want to contract the Covid-19 virus,” she said.


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