Central Pattana joins forces with government and hospitals to fight pandemic under ‘Cooperative-Proactive-Effective’ principle
published : 29 Apr 2021 at 15:42
Hosts vaccination centres at Central Rayong and Central Samui and offers spaces at 23 shopping centres
Central Pattana Public Company Limited, operator of centralwOlrd, CentralPlaza, CentralFestival, Central Phuket, and Central Village, Thailand’s first luxury outlet, has begun implementing its roadmap to hasten mass vaccination by cooperating with local administrations, provincial public health departments and local hospitals and offering spaces at its various shopping centres around the country as public vaccination centres, two of which, at Central Rayong and Central Samui, are already in operation.
Ms. Wallaya Chirathivat, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Central Pattana Plc., said, “Cooperation of all parties involved is crucial in handling the pandemic. Central Pattana, in particular, is focusing on the areas in which we are most capable and ready under the principle ‘Cooperative-Proactive-Effective’. Following the announcement of our urgent roadmap to offer 23 out of 33 of our shopping centres around the country to host provincial vaccination centres, we have gained trust from relevant local administrative departments and hospitals, some of which are already using our spaces.”
“Central Samui, in cooperation with Koh Samui Hospital, Bangkok Hospital Samui, and Tourism Association of Koh Samui, has been selected to host one of the four vaccination centres on Samui Island, which administered second doses of the vaccines to government officials, private sector employees and local residents on 23-27 April. The Central Samui vaccination centre is modelled after a centre in Central Rayong, which has been in operation under efficient and systematic management since 21 April. This particular model can quickly be used at other shopping centres and we are ready to cooperate with relevant local authorities. In Nonthaburi, for example. we have offered spaces at Central Rattanathibet, Central Chaengwattana and Central WestGate.”
“In addition to hosting provincial vaccination centres, we have simultaneously carried out a vaccination programme for our employees and shop staff in cooperation with the government sector. The pilot phase has started at Central Phuket where service personnel have begun to receive vaccination with a target to have 85% of the employees there receiving their second COVID-19 vaccine shots by mid-May 2021. That will be sufficient to create ‘herd immunity’ and result in Central Phuket being the first shopping centre in Thailand with such immunity. After that, we will expand our initiative to help the economy and tourism sectors in the province.”
Central shopping centres, which cover all regions of the country, are part of the local community in which they are situated. Each Central Shopping Centre plays an intimate role as the centre for the community. With large spaces managed with strict social distancing measures and crowd density control under “Central’s Hygiene & Safety” masterplan, Central shopping centres have the capability to service large numbers of health professionals and vaccine recipients, relieving the burden of local hospitals.
All 33 Central shopping centres around the country are actively implementing the highest safety measures including: 1) strict screening, 2) strict social distancing measures in all areas as well as crowd density control, 3) safety tracking measures, 4) deep cleaning with attention to all surface areas, and 5) touchless experience.
Furthermore, in order to ensure highest customer safety and confidence, in accordance with the masterplan, the shopping centres carry out a ‘Big Cleaning’ after closing each day and ‘Extra Deep Cleaning’ operations with highly-effective COVID-19 disinfectants certified by international institutions for the whole facilities.
Watch VDO ‘Effective Vaccination Site Management at Central Samui’, please visit via link: https://youtu.be/8e94LmCguL4