Sunway has launched the second phase of Covid-19 vaccinations at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre (SPCC). The vaccinations will be carried out in SPCC until February 2022, following the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Sunway’s move to provide the convention centre rent-free for 11 months to support the NCIP has set the group back RM28 million in actual costs including cleaning and sanitation costs as well as opportunity costs.
“It is my personal belief that no corporation can live apart from the community it serves. As such, we strongly believe in doing well by doing good. In line with these values, we have committed more than RM50 million since the lockdown was imposed. You have my pledge that we will continue to help the communities we serve and stand by them in heir hour of need,” Sunway Group Founder and Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah said.
State Health Director of Selangor Dato’ Indera Dr Sha’ari said, “SPCC vaccination centre will allow for about 5,000 people to be vaccinated per day during Phase Two onwards. With a space of 150,000 sq ft, we are able to mobilise our resources in a single location and accelerate vaccinations. This is especially important right now as the threat of the fourth wave is a possibility.”
District Officer at Petaling Land and District Office, and Director of Petaling District Disaster Management Committee Dato’ Johary bin Anuar said, “The speed in getting more vaccinations done is more imminent than ever. We need more corporations like Sunway Group who quickly summed up the situation and provided the SPCC rent-free to support the government’s aim to achieve 80% herd immunity. Its strategic location that links public transportation and as well as free ample parking makes it convenient for the public.”
The 150,000 sq.ft. SPCC first opened its doors on March 10 for the first phase of the NCIP and has seen some 9,000 front line workers vaccinated at SPCC, with a total of more than 13,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered to date. SPCC, the first private large-scale vaccination centre in the country, is expected to carry out vaccinations for at least 1.8 million people in the Petaling district. The vaccinations will be carried out by Petaling Health District Office with strict adherence to the SOPs, in small groups, with adequate social distancing.