More PPV, hospitals open up for Covid-19 patients, while testings, vaccinations continue

Space U8 vaccination centre (PPV) in Shah Alam gets ready for operation on July 26. Photo courtesy of Health Ministry.

PUTRAJAYA, July 25 – With the surge in number of new cases of Covid-19, the Health Ministry is opening up more hospitals to cater to the patients. The latest is the Hospital Bukit Mertajam (HBM) which has been converted into a Covid-19 hybrid hospital.

It took its first patient today, after six days of thorough and careful preparations, the Health Ministry said in its Facebook today.

In Selangor, the Space U8 vaccination centre (PPV) in Shah Alam and the Dewan MBSA Seksyen 32 vaccination centres are set to start their operations on Monday, July 26, as part of the Surge Capacity Operation to vaccinate the people in Klang Valley. New PPV centres are also expected to be opened in other states.

In the Klang Valley another 1.3 million appointments have already been given out for people to get vaccinated this August. The government has urged those with appointments not to miss the dates and get vaccinated in order to help reach the safety of herd immunity.

As of July 24, a total of 16,904,896 doses of vaccines have been administered. On Saturday, July 24, a total of 417,738 vaccinations were done.

From this, 284,672 received their first shot while another 133,066 received their second dose.

With this, 11,507,070 people have received their first dose and 5,397,826 people their second dose.