Protecting Our Young Ones from HFMD

Protecting Our Young Ones from HFMD

The endemicity phenomenon has taken over the world by storm. On social media platforms, we see throngs of people at airport with luggage bags in tow, heading to their next much-awaited vacation. In the Central Business District, white-collar employees march into their offices, carrying briefcases and tumblers of coffee, while rushing to get into the next available elevator. At kindergarten and schools, busy parents and transport providers are queuing up in full force for school drop-offs and pick-ups. These activities point to the fact that we have embraced the normalcy post-Covid-19. 

With our school-going children now returning full-time to school and co-curricular activities, there is another infectious disease that is currently spreading like wildfire – the much-talked about Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, or better known as HFMD. HFMD is caused by the Enterovirus with most cases caused by Coxsackie Virus A16 and Enterovirus 71 (EV71). *It is a common infection that occurs most often in children but can also occur in adolescents and occasionally in adults. For most cases, the disease poses mild symptoms which include fever, sores in the mouth, loss of appetite and a rash with blisters on hands, feet and buttocks. 

HFMD has some similarities to Covid-19, whereby it is spread through close personal contact, discharge of nasal mucus or saliva through sneezing or coughing and touching of objects that have been contaminated with the virus. **The Health Ministry reported that Malaysia has a total of 71,471 HFMD cases as of 30th May 2022, with an increase of 28 times the cases compared to the same period in 2021. 91% of the cases involved children aged 6 years and above. While it is important that parents instill the habit of good hygiene in their children, pre-school and kindergarten operators are also urged to follow similar Covid-19 SOPs for children under their care and conduct regular cleaning and disinfecting of their premises. 

Parents should constantly remind their children to:

  • Always wash their hands with soap and water after utilizing the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not available, it is best to equip young children with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. 
  • Cover their noses and mouths with tissues or handkerchiefs when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • Not share eating utensils with their friends.

With over four decades of experience in the cleaning and disinfection industry, Maclean is ready to create bespoke solutions to cater to the needs of different premises. Our team acquired vast experience serving our clients during the SARS epidemic (2002), the H1N1 outbreak (2009) and the most recent Covid-19 pandemic (2020), hence we are well-equipped with managing the outbreak of diseases caused by viruses. When it comes to pre-schools and kindergartens, it is of utmost importance that surfaces are first cleaned using soap and water before using disinfectant to reduce the number of germs, bacteria and impurities. This is because toddlers and young children may not be able to follow the teachers’ instructions properly and they often share toys and books at these centers.

While we cannot fully avoid the transmissions of these viruses, we need to stay vigilant and to continue practicing good hygiene. Maclean provides high-quality industrial cleaning that can be tailor-made specifically for each premises and its functions. As a responsible commercial cleaning company, we will continue practising our 3R brand promise which is to be Reliable, Responsive and Resourceful.

Should you have any enquiries or require any information regarding our cleaning services and support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Please feel free to contact us at 03-7773 0300 or


Beyond Cost Effective Solutions

“Thank you, Maclean team, for the good support and on time completion of the cleaning activities as required at the Phase 2 cafeteria and Phase 2 new wing office floor without any delays which met client satisfaction.”


“The final cleaning has come to an end today. We appreciate your team's full commitment and cooperation in ensuring the successful completion of the cleaning work at Plot H. Your site person in charge and his team has performed well throughout the cleaning period. Their prompt response and action as well as their workmanship on the end-product satisfied us.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to first, thank you for the 9 years of services to the hospital. Maclean has offered a top-level cleaning service with the magnificent team of client service right down to the cleaner.

I am particularly writing to appreciate the cleaner, namely BAL BAHADUR, M. SUMON and MASLINDAH for their professionalism and exceptional work ethic. They are punctual, dependable and presented with more than what has been asked of them.”


“We are writing to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional work of the cleaning crew who was responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our office premises. Over the past few weeks, we have observed the excellent work that Nur Alom has been doing, and we must say that his dedication and professionalism are truly commendable.

I have personally witnessed Nur Alom going the extra miles to ensure that the office is clean and hygienic especially during these challenging times post pandemic. His commitment to maintaining a clean and safe environment has been exceptional, and he has made a significant contribution to keep our workplace safe and healthy for all employees. “


“We would like to express our thanks towards janitor Suriakala for excellent cleaning services rendered during Deep Cleaning activities on 14th and 28th January 2023. As well, we find her job deliverance is excellent and committed on daily routine tasks.

Hereby, we extend our thanks to Bobby, Fahmi for their prompt response of any inquiries and replacement planning during janitor's absence. We are also thankful to be supported by the Maclean team for

  • deep cleaning upholstery office chairs, sofa
  • fabric wall meeting rooms
  • fabric cubicle – employee workstation areas
  • lobby reception, breakout area, workstation area
  • floor scrubbing at carpeted area total approximately 3,617sqft
  • floor scrubbing at pantry vinyl floor area"

“Excellent cleaning services. Prompt response of any inquiries and fast planning during your janitor on leave”


“Excellent service during the summer break for the school opening preparations - efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated on the housekeeping service.”


Our Supervisors and Crew Are Well Trained

“I received a verbal compliment from client on Crew’s performance & improvement after we had engagement meeting. Well done and keep up the good work!”


“Services provided by the crew on site was good and amazing, especially the head of the crew obviously showing his excellent performance on managing his team that provided high quality cleanliness service throughout the year. They have shown a great team spirit and hope this can continue and maintained in future. I would also take this opportunity to congratulate Miss Nadia who trained such a good team and of course your good services to our company as well.”


“Thank you very much for the team you lead! Professional and high efficiency!”


“Convey our outmost appreciations for the excellent service provided to our team in Bayan Lepas. Your team, which is Samy and his supportive team, have been doing great jobs & supported us. Samy has been committed to all the tasks given with fast response from him & the teams.”


“Formally and sincerely express our gratitude for the amazing honesty your team shown during recently lost and found case. Nurhayati Binti Abdullah had shown exceptional discipline and dedication to her daily work. Her actions directly impacted our image and Maclean directly benefited the team and company on a greater level. Once again, thank you for the leadership shown by Maclean’s management team – Kak Mis on the diligence and integrity adopted for all the team on the site.”


“Layanan yang sangat baik, berdisiplin, komited, sabar, berbudi bahasa dan sentiasa positif.”

3S Centre

“Thank You for the Good Service. I would like to express my deep appreciation for the women who are doing the cleaning at our premise. I am very satisfied with their work! I would like to thank Diana (supervisor) and Sajib who always monitor and ensure someone to cover when the cleaners go on leave. Good teamwork and dependable.”


We Are Well Versed with Various Industry Compliancy Requirements

“Congratulations “Maclean Team” as all cleaners have successfully passed the EHS training that was conducted on site.

We are satisfied with their service”


“Thanks for your team’s kind support to maintain the cleanliness of our LMM plant during our two important events:

(1) EHS Corporate Audit

(2) EHS Plan Forum Recognition”


“Thank you very much for giving 100% support and for ensuring we followed and maintained proper social distancing amid the events.”


“Gratitude for Maclean’s performance and support during our compliance audit held last October. Maclean’s team has made so much effort in order to keep our business running with full compliance. It's a good image that we comply to every legal requirement that was relevant with Maclean’s help. Maimunah has been key player into this Audit weeks.”


“Many thanks to Zura for the last compliance audit which covered compliance in pharmaceuticals.”


“Our management would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for the excellent service provided to our facility especially for the fresh goods department, for maintaining cleanliness as per our standard.”


“Able to answer questions from Auditor during ISO Audit.”


Understanding Urgency and Providing Personalised Attention

“We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to you and your team for all the hard work going the extra mile ensuring everything is ready for the event. We know there were a quite a bit of last-minute requests, but you guys managed to extend your excellent service and that made a difference definitely. We appreciate your contribution and management also relay their appreciation and gratitude to all the Janitor team. Thank you so much for being good support for this event and hope this good performance can be maintained.”


“Hope you are doing great. For the past few months Samy Rau has been supervising our Penang location. We are very grateful that he has been showing his interest and helping me to solve a lot of problems. His presence here during the site visit has made us able to voice up regarding most issues directly. Most pending issues have been resolved. We hope that we will make a better team in future.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Samy and the team, especially Ali Raihan, Sajib Sikdar and all Maclean team members for helping our team on the water leaking issue that happened. Their fast respond to our call during midnight and coming to help us to handle the situation. Keep it up and continue to work together and support our Facilities team.”


“They are remarkable with their attitudes. The way they go above and beyond to ensure that all our events are presented well, their sense of collaboration and attention to detail is greatly valued.”


“I would like to extend our appreciation for the amazing work done by your team on site especially team leader, Maimunah in supporting several occasions of main event. They have been supportive in terms of logistic, pre-event preparation and on top of that making the event running smoothly.

Please pass my appreciation to Maimunah, Sulaiman, Susilawati and Haipah for their support.”


In addition to the above, we are proud and grateful to receive 2 awards from CBRE:

  • Exceptional Service Award 2022 
  • Best Safety and Covid Response Award 2022

So, try us out and experience the Maclean service first-hand. 

To find out more on how we give you the best value for your budget without compromising your health or safety, please connect with us at 03-7773 0300 or

Aug 2022
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