Education hub turns venue into PPV

The new Pikas centre will make it easier for workers in Iskandar Puteri, Gelang Patah, Pekan Nanas, Senai, Kulai and Skudai to get their Covid-19 jabs.

THE Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (Pikas) at EduCity Iskandar is helping to vaccinate up to 1,000 individuals from the manufacturing sector in Johor.

EduCity managing director Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi said the vaccination centre was set up at the EduCity Sports Complex on Aug 2.

“It serves companies registered under International Trade and Industry Ministry in the Iskandar Puteri, Gelang Patah, Pekan Nanas, Senai, Kulai and Skudai areas.

“We are working closely with several agencies, including ProtectHealth Malaysia, to ensure that all standard operating procedures are met,” he said.

He added that last year, the stadium was a Covid-19 screening centre for Iskandar Puteri where more than 20,000 samples were taken.

Meanwhile, former deputy International Trade and Industry minister Datuk Lim Ban Hong, who visited the vaccination centre recently, expressed his appreciation to EduCity for participating in Pikas to accelerate the vaccination roll-out.

“The acceleration of the vaccination programme will ensure economic stability and the community’s well-being is achieved faster,” he said.

He added that Pikas aimed to expedite vaccination for workers in critical manufacturing subsectors.

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