Unimas develops in-house vaccination system

Mohamad Kadim Suaidi

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) has developed the QVAC vaccination management system to assist in the vaccine rollout at its vaccination centre (PPV).

Its vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi said the in-house system was developed by its researchers at Unimas Innovation.

“The QVAC system manages vaccine administration starting from registration, vaccination as well as monitoring and appointment for the second dose for vaccine recipients,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 18).

Kadim said Unimas PPV has started operating on June 14 to support the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) at the higher education institution.

“In the early stages, 1,000 people were administered the Covid-19 vaccine daily. Unimas PPV increased the capacity to 3,000 vaccine recipients per day on June 16.

“Based on the projections set by the state government to ensure that 80 percent the people receive the vaccine by the end of August, the capacity was increased to 5,000 vaccinations per day starting June 18,” he said.

The vice-chancellor said the varsity has a total of 600 staff at the PPV comprising frontliners and volunteers.

“PPV IPT Unimas will provide great benefit to the community in Kuching and Samarahan divisions. Daily vaccination operations will start as early as 8.00am until 9.00pm,” he said.

Kadim said the Unimas PPV was visited by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg on June 16 where the latter was impressed by the smooth vaccination operation.

“Thank you to the national Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and the Ministry of Higher Education, for the trust and confidence to appoint Unimas as PPV with a capacity to administer 5,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses per day.

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