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KUCHING, Aug 28: The Stadium Perpaduan Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) is now closed after successfully completing 250,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in a six-month timeframe.
According to State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, following the closure, Stadium Perpaduan will be converted to a Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) to help relieve the burden of the Covid-19 One Stop Centre (COSC) which is located at the Kuching South City Council’s (MBKS) Dewan Masyarakat.
“No words can acknowledge and recognise the extraordinary efforts and multi-agency teams coming together to get the job done, to save lives in solidarity and united war efforts against Covid-19,” said Sim in a social media post yesterday.
He added with the closure of the PPV in Stadium Perpaduan, the main walk-in PPV (in Kuching) now is PPV Majma (behind Wisma Hopoh).
On another note, Dr Sim, who is also Local Government and Housing Minister, called for Eligible and unvaccinated individuals in Kuching to get vaccinated by making their vaccination appointment at the nearest health clinic.
“Vaccination saves lives. Without vaccination, once you are infected, Covid-19 is more severe with increased chance of death.
“Please allow us to help you and to protect your family and the local community,” he said.
Currently, Kuching has a total of 29 health clinics available for the vaccination appointment: five in Bau, and six in Lundu.
Based on statistics from the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV), as of yesterday (Aug 27), Sarawak ranked third in the country with a total of 1,765,851 individuals (62.7 per cent of the total population) having completed their full doses of the vaccination, while another 1,844,333 individuals have received their first dose (65.5 percent of the population). – DayakDaily