Unimas PPV to vaccinate 5,000 daily

Abang Johari greets one of the vaccine recipients as Mohamad Kadim Suaidi (left) and Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (third left) look on. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

KOTA SAMARAHAN: The Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) vaccination centre (PPV) is expected to inoculate 5,000 persons daily starting Friday (June 18).

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the PPV at the higher education institution has vaccinated 1,000 individuals daily since it started operating on Monday (June 14).

“In the last two days (Monday and Tuesday), they have been able to vaccinate about 1,000 daily and today (Wednesday), they will increase it to 3,000.

“It is expected that by Friday, they will be able to vaccinate 5,000 people daily. This will definitely facilitate the vaccine rollout to the local community,” he said during his visit to Unimas PPV on Wednesday (June 16).

Abang Johari thanked the varsity for assisting the state government to vaccinate the community through the establishment of their PPV and the introduction of their own vaccination management system.

“Unimas has the capability and expertise in the vaccine rollout through their initiative to create a queue system which allows the vaccination to be conducted smoothly.

“The vaccine recipients were administered the vaccines and the system assisted until the observation stage. Before they leave the PPV, they will have their next appointment in the system,” he said.

The chief minister said with Unimas PPV, it will be able to expedite the vaccine rollout to folk in Kuching and Kota Samarahan.

“Unimas has modern facilities allowing the vaccination procedures to be assisted by technology.

“In terms of workforce, they have 600 individuals working at the PPV. Of the total, 150 are those with medical background including doctors and nurses.

“450 are from non-medical background including students and volunteers who are assisting the vaccine rollout at Unimas PPV,” he said.