UEM EDGENTA CONTRIBUTES VITAL HEALTHCARE EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEM TO SUPPORT COVID-19 PATIENT CARE EFFORTS
UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company, is supporting the Malaysian Government’s efforts in combating the growing COVID-19 pandemic in the country by pledging vital healthcare equipment and systems to be installed at hospitals and quarantine centres nationwide.
Focusing on the Company’s areas of expertise in biomedical equipment and healthcare technology, UEM Edgenta will be donating the use of 30 units of newly procured ventilators and is in the midst of acquiring 30 units of patient monitoring systems for the Ministry of Health (“MOH”). The Company has identified mobile ventilators and patient monitoring systems which meet MOH’s technical specifications to allow for easy deployment of these assets at the front lines. UEM Edgenta anticipates the equipment to be ready for deployment this month.
In addition to vital biomedical equipment, the Company is also providing MOH and the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (“CPRC”) a cloud-based healthcare information system to connect all hospitals and quarantine centres nationwide to efficiently administer critical resources. The system, developed in partnership with Meridian Project Management Sdn. Bhd. (“Meridian”), can be deployed immediately as it leverages on the MOH’s existing Blood Bank Information System (“BBIS”) currently being used at 22 transfusion centres including National Blood Centres nationwide. The system will feature a scalable platform which has been customised to provide the essential functionalities required to manage inventory and resources from multiple sites.
The contributions were presented by UEM Edgenta’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Azmir Merican to Minister of Health, YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Adham bin Baba at a ceremony held in Putrajaya today.
“Our long-standing partnership with MOH through the provision of hospital support services gives us better insight of the immediate needs in the current situation. We are contributing vital equipment, including ventilators and patient monitoring systems to support MOH and CPRC in boosting its capabilities. We are also pleased to provide MOH and CPRC with a system to connect hospitals and quarantine centres which will allow real-time monitoring and efficient administration of its resources across the country”, said Dato’ Azmir Merican, at the event.
He continued to add that the cloud-based system’s features include hospital capacity utilisation (beds, ICUs and equipment, e.g. ventilators); personal protective equipment utilisation (inventory management); manpower resource utilisation (front line staff); laboratory utilisation (test kits) and patient management (admission, transfer, and discharge of COVID-19 positive and patients under investigation).
UEM Edgenta, through its wholly owned subsidiaries operating under the Company’s Healthcare Support Division, Edgenta Mediserve Sdn. Bhd. (“EMSB”) and Edgenta UEMS Sdn. Bhd. (“Edgenta UEMS”), continues to work closely with MOH at 32 hospitals in Northern Peninsular Malaysia, delivering essential non-clinical hospital support services, including cleansing, sanitisation & disinfection, linen & laundry, clinical waste management and portering, among other critical functions hospitals attending to COVID-19 patients require to operate safely and effectively.
Dato’ Azmir added, “In Malaysia alone, we have over 5,000 employees involved in delivering essential services daily throughout this period, primarily our healthcare support service front liners, together with highway maintenance operations and facility management teams. We continue to prioritise the safety and health of our people through stringent procedures at the workplace, implementing split operations to ensure efficient delivery through mobilising compact and well-equipped teams to cater to the lower volume and capacities on the roads and at facilities we manage”.
Apart from Malaysia, UEM Edgenta also manages hospitals and healthcare facilities in Singapore, Taiwan and India, providing similar critical services at the front lines across more than 300 facilities.
UEM EDGENTA AND KAODIM COLLABORATE ON VENDOR PROCUREMENT ENTERPRISE PLATFORM
UEM Edgenta Berhad (“UEM Edgenta” or the “Company”), the region’s leading Asset Management and Infrastructure Solutions company today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with Kaodim Sdn. Bhd. (“Kaodim”) to kick-start a collaboration between the parties, with an immediate pilot roll-out to a client of UEM Edgenta with nationwide presence.
Under the collaboration, Kaodim, the leading services e-marketplace with regional presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines, will provide an enterprise platform solution for UEM Edgenta’s vendor procurement and delivery of services, the first-of-its-kind in the asset management and infrastructure solutions space, and marking Kaodim’s entry into the Business-To-Business (“B2B”) space.
This solution allows UEM Edgenta to elevate its vendor management via technology, which promotes better transparency and openness, as well as reduces process time. It is made possible by features of the enterprise platform such as an on-demand vendor management and rating system which evaluates vendors on attributes such as quality, pricing and safety, as well as real-time visualisation and analytics. In turn, all these would enable UEM Edgenta to enhance its service delivery to its clients.
“The partnership with Kaodim is in line with our vision to be a technology company, where we partner with leading solution providers such as Kaodim to enhance our services, and in this case, to disrupt our own business model. The enterprise platform forms an integral component of our vendor / contractor strategy, as it enables agility and scalability for us to roll-out services to more clients rapidly”, said Dato’ Azmir Merican, the outgoing Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UEM Edgenta.
He further added that the enterprise platform will be supported by quality assurance on services performed by vendors procured off the enterprise platform, as well as continued solutioning for clients by UEM Edgenta’s personnel. Another component of the Company’s strategy is the Edgenta Academy, which offers UEM Edgenta personnel and vendors training & development courses, focused on aiding the development of standards in the asset management and infrastructure solutions space.
“We are excited to partner with Edgenta and expand our offering into the B2B space. We have found that many tools we use internally to reliably deliver home-services can also benefit companies like UEM Edgenta, who need to manage a wide array of work orders and service providers. Through our configurable admin infrastructure, we will support Edgenta in optimising quality standards, response times and cost. Our proprietary intelligent procurement, automated scheduling, digital payments, quality assurance functionalities and more will be used to ensure service segments are dependable, accountable, and efficient; resulting in increased revenue and profitability for our partners.
We have always believed that the technology we developed can be valuable beyond residential cleaning, air-con repair, and plumbing. Working with an innovative and forward-looking company like UEM Edgenta is a great way for us to leverage our product to radically digitise and innovate the maintenance and repairs industry”, said Jeffri Cheong, Managing Director of Kaodim.
UEM Edgenta, through its businesses currently manages more than 300 hospitals and healthcare facilities across Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and India, as well as more than 300 commercial and industrial buildings in Malaysia. In the infrastructure space, the Company manages and maintains over 3,100 km of roads and expressways across Malaysia and Indonesia. During this period of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, UEM Edgenta’s employees are involved in delivering essential services daily, primarily its healthcare support service front liners, together with highway maintenance operations and facility management teams.
UEM SUNRISE CONTRIBUTES TO COVID-19 RELIEF SUPPORT
As the Country faces the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers has contributed to the front line workers as well as families who are most affected by the Extended Movement Control Order.
UEM Sunrise embarked on a concerted and coordinated effort, roping in NGOs, a public hospital as well as the local council in Johor in a multi-prong initiative in ensuring the health and safety of our front line workers as well as the welfare of Company’s closest communities in Iskandar Puteri.
The Company donated to the Malaysian Relief Agency in Kuala Lumpur for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and facemasks for healthcare front liners based in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The items were distributed at Hospital Sungai Buloh.
Another contribution was made to the Malaysia Red Crescent Society in Johor to purchase similar personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment. The items were then channelled to Hospital Sultanah Aminah in Johor Bahru, Fire and Rescue Department in Skudai and other front liner workers affiliated with the Malaysia Red Crescent Society in Johor.
UEM Sunrise together with its collaborative partners, Melati Ehsan Group and Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad also funded Hospital Kuala Lumpur in their purchase of a ventilator machine.
“We understand that there is a shortage of medical equipment and protective gears for the front liners and the much-needed ventilator machines for patients. Hence, to extend immediate assistance we worked with two NGOs, Malaysia Relief Agency and Malaysia Red Crescent Society of Johor, and Hospital Kuala Lumpur as we actively support these organisations by contributing monetary assistance in the battle against COVID-19. Though we are hampered physically by the Movement Control Order (MCO), the team is happy to assist wherever we can in cooperation with our collaborative partners”, said Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of UEM Sunrise.
Additionally, UEM Sunrise together with Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri and the Johor Bahru district office, purchased and distributed groceries to 300 families in Johor affected by the extended MCO.
“As a responsible corporate citizen and guided by the values of UEM Sunrise, we will continue to do our best to support the affected communities in these difficult times. We are committed to the health and safety of the public and our healthcare workers. As the COVID-19 crisis progresses, UEM Sunrise will continue to align its corporate social responsibility outreach based on evolving needs.”
“We would like to record our heartfelt thanks to each and everyone impacted by or dealing with COVID-19. We sincerely applaud the sacrifices of the front liners, NGOs and many unsung heroes who have been working around the clock in making sure that Malaysians stay safe during this very challenging time. It is our hope that Malaysians will come together in this time of adversity and play our part by being responsible citizens and adhering to the MCO restrictions”, added Anwar.
PLUS DONATES RM1.2 MILLION TO TWO COVID-19 HOSPITALS
As a national organisation who holds care for the community and Nation at heart, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) felt a compelling need to help the medical fraternity who is fiercely battling the Covid-19. PLUS is contributing medical supplies and personnel protective equipment worth RM1.2 million to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB) to help combat this global pandemic.
“As the entire staff force of both HKL and HSB are focussed on treating Covid-19 patients, we assist with the procurement process where we will purchase directly from the suppliers and coordinate the delivery of the equipment to each hospital. It’s the least we can do, to lessen the burden of the respective hospital procurement teams during these trying times,” said Datuk Azman Ismail, PLUS Managing Director.
“On behalf of Hospital Kuala Lumpur, I wish to express our utmost appreciation and gratefulness to PLUS for its assistance in donating Personal Protective Equipment at the cost of approximately RM938,000 to ensure safety of our medical frontliners at the Covid-19 Screening Centre and wards in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. This donation will be of great help to enhance Hospital Kuala Lumpur to contain Covid-19 pandemic,” said Datuk Dr Heric Corray, Director of Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
“Hospital Sungai Buloh would like to extend our utmost gratitude to PLUS for their donation of
medical equipment needed for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. This donation will be a great help in aiding and accommodating our fight towards the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr Kuldip Kaur, Director of Hospital Sungai Buloh.
“Globally this pandemic has infected over 1 million people and in Malaysia alone over 3,000 has been tested positive. The good news, over 1,000 Malaysians recovered and have been tested negative. We sincerely hope that we will be able to contribute to a higher recovery success rate through the equipment delivered to both HKL and HSB,” added Datuk Azman.
PLUS supports the Government’s initiatives in combatting Covid-19 and strongly advises Malaysians to stay home and keep their families safe and healthy while helping to flatten the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 : SUFFICIENT TOUCH ‘N GO CARD BALANCE ENSURES SOCIAL DISTANCING IS OBSERVED AT PENANG BRIDGE TOLL PLAZA
PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) advises Penangites to continue to remain at home as the Movement Control Order (MCO) is being implemented and to only travel unless it is necessary to do so to help flatten the Covid-19 outbreak. Should they need to travel and use the Penang Bridge, highway customers are strongly reminded to ensure that they have enough balance in their Touch ‘n Go card as any transaction with Customer Service Assistant for top-up is prohibited throughout the MCO to prevent the Covid-19 virus infection.
“We urge highway customers to always ensure that they have sufficient balance in their Touch ‘n Go card. For easier reload, they may do so at numerous top-up zones such as bank ATM machines, convenience stores and petrol stations which are conveniently located around the Island and the Mainland. Self-service kiosks are also available at various points along the PLUS highway,” said PLUS Chief Operating Officer, Zakaria Ahmad Zabidi.
PLUS understands the hassle of topping-up at other locations other than the toll plaza. Nevertheless, the move to halt the reload service at the toll lane throughout the MCO is made to minimize the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus to its customers and Customer Service Assistants.
“Above all, the best move to curb the spread Covid-19 are to stay home and practise social distancing. By ensuring your Touch ‘n Go card has sufficient balance for toll transactions, eliminates the need to physically interact with our Customer Service Assistant and at the same time, ensure social distancing is observed,” Zakaria said.