Another vaccination centre to be set up in Bintulu

Dr Chung monitors the preparation at Press Metal Bintulu Sdn Bhd.

BINTULU: An industrial vaccination centre (PPV) will be set up at Press Metal Bintulu Sdn Bhd to help expedite the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme here.

According to Bintulu Health officer Dr Melvin Chung Hsien Liang, the PPV is specifically for industrial sector workers operating in the Samalaju industrial area.

For a start, he said, the vaccine would target about 6,000 employees of Press Metal Bintulu Sdn Bhd following the initiative shown by the company who wanted to participate in the Bintulu Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

“The programme will be run entirely by the protect health corporation which consists of a panel of doctors of the industry companies involved.

“We (Bintulu Health office) only help monitor in terms of reporting and resolve vaccination-related issues if needed.

“In any case, we are still waiting for the decision from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) Sarawak,” he explained, adding another vaccination centre will be set up at the Dinner World Bintulu.

With the establishment of the centre, Bintulu will have four vaccination centers including those located at Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus, Tatau Sports Hall and Sebauh Multipurpose Hall.