Over 50,000 vaccinated at Unimas PPV so far


KUCHING: More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) vaccination centre (PPV), as of Thursday (July 1).

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian heaped praise on the Unimas PPV team and management.

“Cumulatively, 50,000 people have been vaccinated as of 3.29pm, July 1, since the PPV started operating on June 14.

“It’s not about the figures but about saving lives and making a difference in curbing Covid-19 in Sarawak,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“Awesome team effort with great leadership under vice- chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi and their in-house resources stepping up on short notice.”

On June 25, the Unimas PPV achieved a daily record high of 5,584 vaccinations, surpassing its daily vaccination target of 5,000.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad congratulated the varsity on its achievement.

“With the commitment and cooperation from volunteers and support from the Sarawak government, it is not impossible for the National Recovery Plan to be implemented swiftly.”

Last month, Prof Kadim said the Unimas PPV used their in-house vaccination management system, QVAC, which was developed by its researchers to assist in the vaccine rollout.

“The QVAC system manages vaccine administration starting from registration, vaccination as well as monitoring and appointment for the second dose.

“Thank you to the National Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force and the Ministry of Higher Education for the trust and confidence in Unimas as a PPV.

“Thank you to Unimas Teaching Hospital and Prima Health Centre as the secretariat for coordinating this effort.”

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