Sunway Group has committed Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre as the first private large-scale vaccination centre for the Petaling district.
The 80,000 sq ft convention centre opened its doors on March 10 and will be carrying out vaccinations for at least 1.8 million people, starting with frontline workers followed by Petaling district residents until Feb 2022.
The Centre will carry out vaccinations for healthcare workers in the government and private facilities as well as essential services from February to April 2021, remaining healthcare workers, essential workers and enforcers as well as senior citizens and high-risk groups from April to August 2021, with vaccinations for the community at large from August 2021 to February 2022.
As of March 12, some 1,400 frontline workers have been vaccinated. The vaccination is carried out by Petaling Health District Office with strict adherence to the SOPs, in small groups, with adequate social distancing. Free parking is provided for those coming to get vaccinated over the next 11 months.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim said, “Sunway is committed to nation building by offering our convention centre in support of the 80% herd immunity in Malaysia, which will save lives and livelihoods and get the nation back on the road to economic sustainability.
“Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre has the ideal size, strategic location, and infrastructure support we need to ensure the smooth roll-out of the vaccinations. We are thankful to the Sunway Group for its prompt response in offering the convention centre as a vaccination hub and supporting the national immunisation programme,” the Petaling District Disaster Management Committee commented.
Sunway Group has committed more than RM50 million that includes more than RM12 million to support Government healthcare institutions and professionals and RM20 million to provide retailers rent-free days during the MCO 1.0 period, and support for the current national immunisation programme.
Sunway Group Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Fook Ling, AO had also been appointed by the Prime Minister to serve on the Economic Action Council (EAC) which is a special task force to that takes additional necessary actions for the delivery of the nation’s Economic Stimulus Package in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.