Unimas PKRC vital amid Covid-19 surge

Rubiah (third left) during her visit to the Unimas PKRC at its Rafflesia college.

KUCHING: Setting up a Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at Rafflesia college, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) was necessary following the high number of cases in Kuching and Samarahan.

“This PKRC is very important as I’ve received many reports that patients are still at home given that at this point the increase in positive cases is quite high.

“We are in a phase where health facilities and treatment is already at a critical stage,” Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang said during her visit to the Unimas PKRC recently.

She was accompanied by Sarawak Heart Centre director Dr Asri Riffin and other officials from Sarawak Health Department.

At the same time, Rubiah also donated various supplies for the use of frontline staff at the PKRC, including electrical equipment and food.

Meanwhile, she said Unimas was currently intensifying its preparations to set up a PPV at its campus.

She said the university’s PPV would have the capacity to vaccinate about 5,000 individuals per day.

Currently, two PPVs have been established in Samarahan, namely at the Asajaya Sports Complex and Dewan Suarah Samarahan with a vaccination capacity of about 2,000 doses per day.

“I urge the public to understand the current situation with increasingly limited health facilities.

“At the same time, we need to provide awareness in helping the frontliners to curb Covid-19.”