Published on April 19th, 2020 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Who is looking after GoCar’s assets at Shell Stations
GoCar Malaysia and Shell Malaysia Join Forces to Support Healthcare Frontliners
Recently GoCar and Shell collaborated to offer a Nissan Almera to medical frontliners with RM30.00 worth of fuel using promo code and e-voucher. The offer was good and the availability of the cars at some 127 Shell stations gave easy access for these hardworking people to the cars.
However, our checks revealed that some Shell stations near hospitals did not have any available cars and at a Shell station near the University hospital along Jalan Gasing had a Nissan Almera parked with a rear flat tyre. From the date this offer was extended, one week has already passed and the Nissan Almera at the Shell station is still sitting with a flat tyre. This means any medical frontliner from University Hospital (easy walking distance) who took up the offer could not drive home a Nissan Almera.
Yes, there is a lockdown in place, but should the Shell station owner inform GoCar of the flat tyre for breakdown assistance to come and solve the issue or should there be a regular GoCar breakdown crew visiting all Shell stations to ensure their cars are in decent running condition?
PRESS RELEASE: In a gesture of support for the Malaysian government’s efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, GoCar Malaysia and Shell Malaysia are joining forces to make travel easier for the healthcare frontliners. From now until 14 April 2020, GoCar is offering 200 Nissan Almera located at 127 Shell stations across Peninsular Malaysia for free, and Shell is giving RM30 vouchers to fuel the journeys of our Malaysian healthcare frontliners during this time.
This initiative aims to help healthcare frontliners including doctors, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, laboratory technicians and administrative staff, commute easier, and safer, from their place of stay to hospitals, clinics, and quarantine centres. Registrations can be done via the GoCar’s website upon verification of healthcare personnel status online. Once successful, registrants will receive a GoCar promo code worth RM 483 that can be used to book a Nissan Almera followed by a Shell Fuel e- voucher worth RM 30, delivered via email, on a first come first serve basis.
Since the outbreak began, GoCar saw the need to ramp up frequency for cars to be cleaned and disinfected. They say that it is their main priority to ensure their cars are continuously cleaned for all GoCar members to use, especially in a time like this. This also means they have to monitor their own frontliners’ well-being closely and make sure they are safe on the job.
Aside from taking body temperature and monitoring their health daily, all on-ground staff are given a comprehensive cleaning kit consisting of face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitisers, disinfectant sprays, and anti-bacterial fabric sprays to be used while on duty. They have also been placing and replenishing anti-bacterial wet tissues in each car for the convenience of all GoCar members to use whenever needed.