First PPV at police facility to begin operations tomorrow

The General Operations Force (GOF) Northern Brigade Clinic is now ready to operate as a vaccination centre (PPV), the first of such set up within a police facility.

GOF Northern Brigade deputy commander ACP Mohd Noh Khamis said the PPV which is expected to begin operations tomorrow, would provide vaccination to Northern Brigade personnel and their family members, as well as members of other uniformed security forces.

“So far, about 1,500 recipients have registered to be vaccinated here. We expect about 130 vaccine recipients per day. If everything goes well tomorrow, we may increase the number of recipients.

“The GOF Northern Brigade Clinic is a pilot project and example for other PDRM clinics to speed up the administration of vaccines in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” he said when met by Bernama today.

He said the PPV would also be open to members of the public living near Tanjung Rambutan, such as pregnant mothers, to receive the first dose, as it was much closer than the Indera Mulia Stadium PPV.

Meanwhile, GOF Brigade Welfare officer Sub/Insp Saidu Kenchi Mohamad said the Perak State Health Department had approved the application for the mother and child clinic to be used as a PPV on July 8.

“To ensure everything runs smoothly, we have provided three shuttle vans that will bring the recipients from the gathering place at the golf course to the clinic…the recipients will not have to fight for parking spaces,” he said.

Saidu Kenchi said all vaccination process would be fully managed by the clinic staff, and the vaccinators comprised Assistant Medical Officers and trained nurses, while separate vaccination rooms would be provided for men and women.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency