Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), via its subsidiary, Petronas Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PLMM) is setting up mobile car service workshops at Hospital Sungai Buloh, University of Malaya Medical Centre and Hospital Kuala Lumpur between 20 and 28 April 2020 to provide convenient auto services to healthcare front-liners during this restricted period.
The initiative is part of Petronas’ corporate social responsibility programme in easing the burden of front-liners battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them stay safe on the road. During this period, the Company will be offering free Petronas Syntium lubricant change for car engines, carried out by its appointed service provider, RessQ60Min powered by MyAssist. Other services such as change of battery, oil or aircond filter and wipers are also made available at a chargeable rate.
Petronas will also be extending the same service at three of its AutoExpert outlets located in Sri Kembangan, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam to cater to healthcare front-liners who are within 10 kilometers of the vicinity.
PDB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Azrul Osman Rani said, “Petronas appreciates the dedication and sacrifices made by the front-liners during these challenging times. Apart from the contribution of medical equipment and supplies, as well as food and beverage supply made earlier by the Group, we have now expanded it to include car servicing. We want them to be safe on the roads, and provide them with the comfort that their car is well-taken care of while they focus on attending to the patients.”
Earlier, Petronas Group, through its corporate social responsibility arm Yayasan Petronas, contributed RM20 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to help hospitals and healthcare front-liners mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. The Group had also reached out to 800 deserving families through a special initiative, the Sentuhan Kasih COVID-19 programme, providing food aid to the B40 community in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu and Kelantan to ease their burden during the Movement Control Order period.
PDB has also been contributing cartons of Mesra Mineral Water and Mesra Bites buns to medical staff stationed at the COVID-19 Screening Centre at Hospital Sungai Buloh. Additionally, the Company also contributed cartons of Mesra Mineral Water to University of Malaya Medical Centre and Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Polis Diraja Malaysia and St. John Ambulance, as well as Mesra Bites buns to the Malaysian army.