Besides being the first private dialysis centre in Perak to vaccinate dialysis patients, Ar-Ridzuan Medical Centre (PPAR) is continuing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme as a Vaccination Centre (PPV) today (June 7).
General Manager of PPAR, Khairul Salleh Abdul Rani stated that PPAR was appointed by ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn. Bhd on behalf of the Ministry of Health (KKM) as a state-level PPV.
“As a start, for phase two of vaccination, PPAR is given the responsibility to vaccinate 50 elderly beginning 9.00am till 4.00pm.
“PPAR is in line with the government’s urge to speed up the vaccination process to the people. We will continue to aid the government’s effort to achieve vaccination of up to 80% of the country’s population.
“All recipients of the free Sinovac vaccine from the government are made up of those who registered via MySejahtera,” he said in a media conference at PPAR today.
PPAR is the second private hospital in Ipoh to be selected as a PPV by KKM after the Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).
Khairul Salleh also reminded members of the public to always check via the MySejahtera app to avoid missing their vaccination appointment.
“PPAR will contact the list of recipients based on registrations via MySejahtera a day before or on the vaccination date to ensure no one misses their fixed appointments.
“Members of the public are also advised to not be influenced by propaganda claiming that vaccines are unsafe. To date, a total of 67 dialysis patients have completed two doses of vaccination and all are safe without any complications.
“Besides the safety guarantee, we will also ensure that all vaccine recipients are treated as VVIPs. We also prioritise adherence to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) as set by KKM,” he added.
Meanwhile, a vaccine recipient from Silibin, 68-year-old Normah Mohd Zahid shared that she was initially worried after getting an appointment via MySejahtera.
“My worries ended when the first injection was completed. I do not experience any problems even though I have high blood pressure and diabetes.
“Members of the public do not need to worry about the vaccine injection, it is safe and the service provided by the PPAR is so friendly. The government’s urge for the community to be vaccinated should be supported for the wellbeing of all,” Normah said.