Taman Puncak Jalil residents share plan to speed up Covid-19 immunisation with Selangor MB

A residents’ association has volunteered to initiate a Covid-19 vaccination centre, hoping this will be the start of more such centres within neighbourhoods in Selangor.

PUJ2 Taman Puncak Jalil RA chairman, Harnarain Singh Gill had sent a letter to Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari on June 24, detailing the residents’ plan in working with doctors living and operating clinics in the neighbourhood to administer the shots to the 10,000-odd people living there. According to the association, to date, only an estimated four per cent of the residents have been vaccinated.

Harnarain said the state government only had to assist by providing the vaccines at their proposed venue, SMK Taman Puncak Jalil hall.

This comes as National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin, had this morning, said sufficient Covid-19 vaccines had been delivered to Selangor. Khairy added there are plans to open more vaccination centres in the state with the target of 100,000 shots administered daily by July.

Harnarain said the association’s proposed to start its programme next month and that it be held over the weekends, from 8am to 5pm.

“The medical officer who will oversee this project is Datuk Dr V. Alagendran from Taman Puncak Jalil Mediviron clinic. He will be assisted by several other doctors living and operating in the area. These doctors have received their training and approval from ProtectHealth Corp Sdn Bhd,” said Harnarain.

ProtectHealth was appointed to facilitate the involvement of general practitioners in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

Harnarain said the hall at the school was suitable as it had an area of about 5,000 sq ft and allowed for the setting up of the various stations (for the checking of temperature, registration, vaccination area and waiting area) as required by the Health Ministry.

“All the state government needs to do is to help the association by providing vaccines to the vaccination centre set up by the association.

“The state government can also assist by ensuring a smooth process between the respective agencies and departments, so that approval for the vaccination centre can be expedited.”

As of yesterday, 7,395,905 Covid-19 doses have been administered in Malaysia. From that figure, 2,087,056 people have received full vaccinations.