Unimas to become Sarawak’s largest mass Covid-19 vaccination centre following operation starting Monday

Dr Sim (yellow shirt) running through the vaccination appointment registration system.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 11: The third Covid-19 mass vaccination centre in the State set up at College Rafflesia, Unimas in Kota Samarahan will potentially become the largest vaccination centre in Sarawak following its operation starting Monday (June 14).

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian said with the impressive in-house management system, equipment and human resources available, the teams could probably scale up the daily vaccination rate up to 5,000 doses per day.

“(It is our) commitment to vaccinate up to 3,000 (doses) per day after the first two days with 500 (doses). (We want to) start small, then scale up fast. With the in-house human resources available, (we can) probably scale up to 5,000 (doses) per day.

“(Unimas will) potentially become the largest vaccination centre in Sarawak as the leadership and teams truly understand the severity of the crisis as great leadership during a crisis will think out of the box, go beyond their calls of duty and limit,” he said in a social media post last night.

Counters set up in front of the Delima Hall at Unimas.

Satisfied and confident with the system put together by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi and his team, Dr Sim also lauded the well-thought plan of a one-way path for vaccine recipients from entry to exit.

With that said, he urged the people who are attending their appointments not to arrive more than 30 minutes earlier than the appointed time to avoid congestion and cause a possible vaccination cluster outbreak.

Other than the Rafflesia College in Unimas, the first two mass Covid-19 vaccination centres are at Stadium Perpaduan, Petra Jaya and the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here.

Registration counters lined up neatly inside the Delima Hall.

Just yesterday (June 10) as the fourth day of operation at BCCK, it was reported that the medical teams managed to reach a new record of administering 3,051 doses of vaccines in one day. — DayakDaily