(Klang, July 25) Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Selangor Branch Culture Centre in Klang Jaya will be used as Mega Vaccination Centre starting from July 26, and is expected to administer up to 3000 doses daily.
This is the second time that the culture centre will be used as a vaccination centre, after the successful one-day vaccination outreach programme on 18 July 2021. This earlier community-based vaccination project that was initiated by the Klang District Office was the first of its kind in Malaysia, offering vaccinations for around 1,500 residents of Taman Desawan, which is currently a red zone area.
This time round, SGM has been officially selected by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Selangor state government to serve as a new Mega Vaccination Centre (PPV) in Selangor under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to contribute in the effort to further boost the vaccination rates in the country.
The operation of the vaccination centre will officially start on Monday (July 26) until December 31, with operation hours from 8.00am to 9.00pm daily. During this period, SGM will provide the venue and facilities needed, while the vaccination programme and operation of the Mega PPV will be managed by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF).
SGM is an NGO that aims to promote humanistic values that uphold respect for the dignity of life and the advancement of the movement of peace, culture and education. In line with the humanitarian spirit to alleviate the people’s sufferings, SGM has given out aids in various forms.
During the past one year, SGM has made charitable donations to Mercy Malaysia to purchase ventilators, medical monitors and other equipment for intensive care units. Donations were also made to Malaysian Red Crescent Society to provide 400 food baskets to needy families and vulnerable groups that have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Sabah. Donations in kind were also made to a community placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Sarawak. SGM has also made donations to the Registrar of Societies Club to help a group of asnaf.
Besides that, SGM has also organised 15 blood donation drives in various states across the country since the Covid-19 outbreak last year and has collected more than a thousand blood bags to help replenish the blood supply in states’ hospitals and the National Blood Bank.
Press Contact: Koo Wei Qian