The launch was officiated by Selangor Health director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman. Also present were Petaling district officer Datuk Johary Anuar, who is also the director of the Petaling District Disaster Management Committee, and Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.
The vaccination incentives contributed by various Sunway business divisions and Sunway Pyramid retailers include free parking, vouchers and freebies worth some RM20mil for those coming to get vaccinated in the next ten months.
At the launch, Dr Sha’ari said: “The 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.”
Johary added that 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,” he said.
Despite the unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic, Sunway’s commitment to nation-building and sustainable development remains firm, assured Cheah.
“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 their hour of need,” he said.
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 with strict adherence to the SOPs, in small groups, with adequate social distancing.
Sunway’s website has further information for the benefit and easy navigation of those who are getting vaccinated at the SPCC.