Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) is set to be part of selected private hospitals as a vaccination centre as the country ramps up vaccination efforts under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Trish Hogan said the medical centre has a dedicated team of well-trained vaccinators who are ready and prepared to vaccinate healthcare workers in Selangor district starting March 11.
“It is imperative that the public-private collaboration is fully utilised to ensure the country’s vaccination programme is making swift progress. SJMC is committed to our role in supporting the government to achieve 80 percent herd immunity in Malaysia which will have far-reaching and positive impact for us all,” Trish added.
The Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin said that Putrajaya has already included private hospitals to be used as vaccination centres for private healthcare workers in phase one of the programme.
“Putrajaya will include more private hospitals for phases two and three. It will be all hands on deck as the 75,000 to 150,000 a day throughput is for later phases.” Khairy said.
Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) President, Dr. Kuljit Singh said Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur and KPJ Tawakal have vaccinated more than 800 health workers since March 1, in collaboration with the federal territory’s health department.
“Vaccinations in the two Kuala Lumpur hospitals had gone well with no wastages or incidents reported, adding that it proves that private hospitals were capable of running the vaccination programme,” Dr. Kuljit concluded.
Malaysia started the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme on February 24, with the first roll-out to take place from February to April this year, involving 500,000 frontliners.