By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 11: The indoor children amusement zone and theatre at Kozi Square, located right next to Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), has been converted into a vaccination centre (PPV) and will start operating tomorrow with the aim to roll out 2,000 Covid-19 vaccine shots daily.
Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian emphasised that the latest vaccination centre will be an addition to complement ongoing vaccination drive at the SGH’s auditorium which rolls out about nine to 1,000 shots a day.
“The Kozi Square PPV will start to deliver 500 vaccine shots on the first day tomorrow,” he shared in a Facebook post today.
Dr Sim, who is also State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor, commended the SGH medical team for taking the initiative to set up the additional PPV at Kozi Square which has contributed its indoor facilities that were not allowed to operate during the current Movement Control Order (MCO) as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).
“When crisis falls on our shoulder, I am very proud of the SGH team who sprung into action without the need to give ‘darurat arahan’ (emergency order) or waiting for instructions or funding (made arrangement to set up the PPV) as soon as they realised a substantial amount of vaccines had arrived in Sarawak.
“(They) stepped up by thinking out of the box to take the initiative to set up the PPV in this private commercial property within one to two days,” he said.
With another PPV set up to build on the momentum of vaccines rollout in Kuching Division particularly, Dr Sim advised people to check as to which PPV they are assigned to for their vaccine shots.
He also reminded people that there was no need to go too early, but arrive 30 minutes before their appointment time in order to avoid crowding and ensure a smooth operation at the PPV.
“If you come way too early, you will be (held) at the holding area. And walk-ins are not allowed,” he added. — DayakDaily