CYBERJAYA, 9 JULY 2021: In an effort to help accelerate the country’s target of achieving herd immunity and combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia’s lead agency in digital transformation, has taken the responsibility of implementing a vaccination programme for its staff.
MDEC has initiated a drive to inoculate its employees as well as their immediate family members through the Selangor Vaccine Program (SelCare), which started earlier this month.
“The wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to MDEC. The core of MDEC is its people, which is why safeguarding their health in the midst of the pandemic is a top priority for me and the MDEC Operating Council. This vaccination drive will enable us to carry on with our duties towards the acceleration of the nation’s digital transformation,” said Surina Shukri, CEO of MDEC.
To facilitate the vaccination process, MDEC’s Human Capital Division conducted a registration drive for its staff last month which received an encouraging 226 registrations from MDEC employees and their immediate family members.
To date, as many as 332 people or 66 per cent out of the total of 502 MDEC employees have received their COVID-19 inoculation, including those through the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme.
Of that total, 140 of MDEC staff and their family members have been inoculated through the programme. The vaccination drive was held at Evo Mall, Bangi, one of the five vaccination centres (PPVs) that have been set up under SelCare.
“MDEC is thankful that we can be involved in this programme and ensures that our staff will receive further vaccine protection even as a majority of us are currently working from home since the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) last May. We hope to achieve the target of vaccinating 100 per cent of our employees,” concluded Surina.
About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is the agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia leading the nation’s digital transformation for 25 years. MDEC’s agenda is Malaysia 5.0, enabling a nation deeply integrated with technology, providing equitable digital opportunities to the people and businesses.
In order to achieve this, we will focus on four key DIGITAL thrusts, New skills, Adoption, Disruptors and Investments. This forms the basis of our NADI Digital brand campaign, that will drive our core programmes for the rakyat, business and investors. MDEC’s aim is for Malaysia to become a globally competitive digital nation, anchored on inclusivity, sustainability and shared prosperity, firmly establishing Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN.
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