Private hospitals get thumbs-up

KUCHING: Several private hospitals that have started to administer the Covid-19 vaccines to the public since May 25 are highly commended for a job well done.

Lauding this noble and excellent effort by these healthcare centres was none other than Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian who is also the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee advisor.

 “They have been playing their role and doing their part in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP). It It’s truly Sarawak’s solidarity and united war effort,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday night.

With that, he thanked the private hospitals in Sarawak as well as Protect Health Corporation (PHC).

“If (we achieve) 1,000 doses per day per private hospital in Sarawak, that means 14,000 per day.

“This will definitely ensure enough manpower and facilities to complete vaccinations for 2.1 million eligible Sarawakians by August, thereby making it the first in Malaysia,” said Dr Sim.

He said appointments for vaccinations at private hospitals were currently done through MySejahtera in order to avoid chaos and a potential ‘vaccination cluster’.

“As we go on, in Sarawak, we will have (a) hybrid (system), with eventually later on walk-in vaccinations without appointment through MySejahtera, namely vaccinate first then enter data into MySejahtera,” said Dr Sim.