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PGA Northern Brigade PPV to Hasten Vaccination in Kinta District

The vaccination centre (PPV) at the General Operations Force (PGA) Northern Brigade Headquarters’ clinic in Ulu Kinta is set to further hasten the vaccination rate in the district.

The PPV, which commenced its affairs today (July 13), will be targeting 400 doses for its first and second days of operation, with subsequent days at 200 doses.

According to the Northern Brigade’s Deputy Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mohd Noh Khamis, the centre was established specifically to administer vaccination doses to some 1,472 family members of staff in the headquarters, including those from PGA, PGA Training Centre and Komando 69 troops.

“This PPV operates only from 9am to 12.30pm daily. For now, we’re focusing on administering first doses to all of the family members, so that there’ll be no mix-ups in the foreseeable future.

“Some 20 PGA staff were tasked for operation of the PPV. They’ve had volunteering experiences at the PPV in Stadium Indera Mulia before.

“Thus, this centre is considered one of the first to be fully managed by its own clinical staff and vaccinators comprising trained assistant medical officers and nurses, including the medical staff of this headquarters.”

He told reporters during a media session after launching the centre.

“The details of family members are recorded via MyVAS, a subsection of MySejahtera. When they obtain their vaccines after registering at the counter provided, their vaccination record will be kept in MySejahtera as usual.

“This is a means to quicken vaccination among family members of the staff here. It’ll take around three weeks to complete administering the first doses.

“When that’s done, we’ll be turning the focus on nearby residents from around Ulu Kinta, Tanjung Rambutan and Tambun, particularly those from high-risk categories, such as pregnant women and differently-abled individuals,” Mohd Nor added.

 

Chris Teh

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