By Ling Hui
KUCHING, June 17: Another industrial vaccination centre (PPV) will be set up in Kidurong for the Covid-19 immunisation programme of oil and gas (O&G) workers there following the successful case of Press Metal Industrial Vaccination Centre (Press Metal PPV).
In announcing this, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the operation of the industrial PPV in Kidurong would be a duplication of Press Metal PPV which is for Press Metal Sdn Bhd employees in the Samalaju Industrial Park.
“We will set up another vaccination centre in Kidurong as there are several oil and gas companies where there are contractors operating at the area.
“The operating system will be similar to that in Samalaju. So, this is to expedite the vaccination process because by August, we need to vaccinate at least 80 per cent of the people in Sarawak,” he said during a press conference while visiting Press Metal here today.
On Press Metal Industrial PPV, Abang Johari said after over 6,000 of its employees have been vaccinated, the venue would continue to be used to provide vaccination services for other companies within the area such as OM Materials Holdings and Sakura Ferroalloys.
He said this has been agreed by Press Metal and approved by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, thus he expressed thanks to Press Metal for providing the venue.
Following successful cases of turning workplaces into PPVs, Abang Johari said the current immunisation capacity of 3,000 doses per day could be increased to over 5,000 doses a day.
At this rate, the Chief Minister foresaw that at least 80 per cent of about 200,000 eligible people in Bintulu can receive their Covid-19 vaccine jabs by August.
Among those also present at Press Metal today were Bintulu MP Dato Sri Tiong King Sing and SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. — DayakDaily