The Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Chancellor Hall in Seri Iskandar was recently turned into a Covid-19 vaccination centre for its community. This is in conjunction with the Covid-19 Community Outreach Vaccination Programme held in collaboration between Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Perak Tengah (PKDPT) and UTP.
The programme was part of both institutions’ efforts to help the state of Perak achieves the 40% of vaccination rate, a threshold requirement to move into the third phase of the National Recovery Plan.
780 UTP’s communities consisted of its staff, cleaners and in-house contractors received their second dose of vaccination on 21 August 2021. The first dose of vaccination was carried out on 31 July 2021.
“Our Chancellor Hall is no stranger when organising major events such as convocations, public lectures as well as international and national level of competitions. This time around, we are delighted and proud that this Hall is utilised for a greater cause, namely for the benefit of our community in ensuring that they are protected against Covid-19,” UTP Vice Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib said.
“We are thankful and grateful for PKDPT’s support in this outreach programme and look forward to seeing more collaborations with them in the future. Our sincere appreciation also goes for the staff and volunteers from Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, MERCY Malaysia, Klinik Redza Seri Iskandar Perak and UTP for their contribution in this programme,” he added.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to UTP for their cooperation, commitment and assistance in providing the venue, logistics and manpower for the implementation of this vaccination programme. We also hope that we can work with UTP again on future projects,” PKDPT District Health Officer, Dr Ruzita Mustafa said.