PETALING JAYA: The mega vaccination centre (PPV) at World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (WTCKL) has crossed the one million mark in terms of Covid-19 vaccine doses given out to Klang Valley residents since it began operations on May 5.
The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said this made it the first PPV in Malaysia to administer more than a million doses.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was on hand to witness the one millionth dose being given out at the WTCKL. The recipient was Zamratulazmi Sarmadi, 38, of Batu Caves, Selangor.
Zamratulazmi, a photographer with the tourism, arts and culture ministry, was also given the privilege of receiving the jab from health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Opened especially for the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout, WTCKL was also the first mega PPV to be set up with a capacity of up to 8,000 doses a day. This was then increased to 18,000 doses on July 19.
In a statement, CITF said this was an important achievement as it was the result of cooperation between the public and private sectors, involving some 360 healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers every day.
It also involves medical volunteers from the Malaysia Vaccine Support Volunteers and various government agencies including the armed forces, police, Civil Defence Force (APM) and the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela).
“Despite facing various challenges throughout its 115-day operation so far, the staff at PPV WTCKL remain committed.
“They will continue to provide the utmost cooperation while on duty so that swift action can be taken to resolve all issues arising.”