Unimas records 5,000 vaccinations in a day

Kadim showing the vaccination number counter.

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) made good on its pledge to be the largest vaccination centre (PPV) in the state as it recorded 5,000 vaccinations on Friday (June 18).

The higher learning institution PPV which began its operations on Monday (June 14) scaled up its vaccine rollout significantly from 1,000 vaccinations on its first day to 3,000 vaccinations on the third day and 5,000 vaccinations on its fifth day.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian described the efforts of the varsity as being extraordinary amid times of crisis.

“This is the Sarawak spirit, (working) quietly and just going through with it. They started small and scaled up fast becoming a mega PPV within a week.

“Such is only possible due to the leadership under vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi, teamwork and passion,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 18).

Dr Sim said the feat was also a reassurance for Sarawak’s future as the varsity showed its capability to train future generations of Sarawakians to compete with the best worldwide.

Meanwhile, Kadim in a Facebook post, said the feat by the university showed that it has fulfilled its core values.

“We lived up to our core values of exemplary, collegiality, integrity, tenacity and equity when we achieved the milestone of vaccinating 5,000 of our fellow Malaysians.

“We are truly blessed with this excellent team work. Our biggest asset is always our people who are dynamic, resourceful and very committed group of individuals. Proud to work with all of you,” he said.