Two MRT Feeder Buses were used as Covid-19 mobile vaccination stations during a vaccination outreach programme for the Orang Asli in Desa Temuan, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya on 11 August 2021.
The buses were used as part of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd’s (MRT Corp) collaboration with the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) for their Vaccination Outreach Program.
UMMC was providing support to the Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli and Hospital Orang Asli Gombak for their Orang Asli vaccination outreach programme at Desa Temuan.
The buses were used to house four vaccination stations for females while other vaccination stations for males were located inside Dewan Seri Temuan, which was the main venue for the vaccination outreach programme.
UMMC medical personnel were stationed inside the buses and equipped with portable tables and other equipment in order to carry out the vaccinations. The passenger seats at the back of the bus became the waiting area for those waiting for their turn to be inoculated.
Around 200 Orang Asli received their vaccinations from morning until late afternoon. Beside the Orang Asli, foreign workers living in the neighbouring areas could also receive their jabs.
The two buses were driven by Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd personnel. Rapid Bus is the operator for the MRT Feeder Bus service.
Previously, the buses had also been mobilised to transport two other communities to UMMC to be vaccinated under the outreach program.