by LYDIA NATHAN / pic credit: setiacitycc FB
SP Setia has offered two additional venues to be part of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) in its effort to help the government to ramp up vaccination for the people and achieve herd community.
It said this will bring a total of six SP Setia vaccination centres (PPVs) of which four are mega PPVs across the nation.
SP Setia Senior Executive Vice President Datuk Seri Koe Peng Kang said it currently holds the record for the highest daily record of vaccines administered and is expected to increase to a total of approximately 26,800 doses of vaccines administered daily at its PPVs by August.
“Our aim to help accelerate the NCIP remains. With the Covid-19 cases hitting a record high of more than 17,000 cases recently, the programme’s speed must be increased to achieve the desired inoculation of 80% of the population as soon as possible.
“Hence, the more PPVs made available to assist the government, the more doses can be administered to the people daily,” he said in a statement today.
The Setia City Convention Centre 1 & 2 (SCCC1 & SCCC2) PPVs in Setia Alam and the Setia Spice Arena PPV in Penang commenced operations in June while PPVs at the Setia Eco Templer Clubhouse in Rawang and Setia EcoHill Club 360 in Semenyih have started operations this month.
Another mega PPV, Setia Spice Convention Centre, is targeted to start operations in early August.
“All our PPVs are operated under strict Stand Operating Procedures (SOPs) imposed by the government.
“With this assurance, we hope more will come forward to receive their vaccines allotted at our PPVs, according to their appointments,” added Koe.
Setia Eco Templer Clubhouse started its vaccination operations on July 26 at its Templer Ballroom and Club Terrace.
The PPV is expected to administer an average of 750 doses of vaccines per day in the first week, eventually targeting 2,500 doses per day in the following weeks.
Vaccinations at the Setia Eco Templer Clubhouse PPV are facilitated by around 150 volunteers and medical staff, supported by Team Setia daily for the comfort and safety of vaccine recipients.
Setia EcoHill Club 360’s Amber Hall started its PPV operations on July 5 and is currently seeing up to 1,300 people vaccinated daily.
The PPV also allows walk-ins for senior citizens aged 60 and above to help further facilitate the vaccination processes.
Operations at the PPV are supported by combined efforts of more than 100 public servants, medical personnel and Team Setia volunteers daily.
Following the start of the NCIP programme at SCCC2 on June 7, the mega PPV expanded its capacity and began its process for the Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Program (Pikas) on June 28 at SCCC1.
“SCCC1 is currently inoculating up to 3,000 individuals daily under the Pikas programme whereas SCCC2, under NCIP serves up to 10,000 people daily,” said Koe
It added that walk-ins for those above 60 years of age without MySejahtera vaccination appointments are allowed at SCCC2 subject to availability.
Setia Spice Arena is administering up to 3,000 doses daily until July 28 and 2,000 doses from July 28 until August 7.
This will be increased to 5,000 doses per day starting August 8, while Setia Spice Convention Centre which will be operational as an additional mega PPV venue in Penang targets to administer 5,000 doses daily starting in August.
“We hope with more private sectors coming in to assist the government on this initiative, we will be able to achieve a herd community very soon and this will inadvertently spur the Malaysian economy into its recovery phase,” he added.