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Better operations at Malawati, Sri Andalas CACs following improvements

People waiting for their vaccination turn

SHAH ALAM: The Ministry of Health’s improvements at the Malawati Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC) has brought the centre’s operations under control.

There was a more manageable crowd and better order there as against Monday’s situation following the surge in Covid-19 cases in Selangor which saw the turn-out of a large number of Petaling residents seeking health screening, as reported by Bernama.

Similarly, it was also more orderly at the Klang district CAC at Dewan Taman Sri Andalas with better control compared to the first day of operation on Monday.

At the vaccine administering centre (PPV) in the Ideal Convention Centre  (IDCC) Shah Alam that was closed yesterday following a reported viral outbreak among some of the personnel, it was business as usual today.

The one-day closure of the PPV was for the purpose of sanitisation carried out by the Fire and Rescue Department that saw a rescheduling of some 6,000 vaccination appointments.

Yesterday, Selangor Health director, Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said the operations of the CACs in the state would be improved, namely the patient registration process, supply of oxygen tanks and the number of health workers.

A Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) spokesman, meanwhile, said the improvements made since last Monday included enlarging the emergency section and equipping it with additional oxygen tanks, and opening a new area at the Malawati Stadium for the screening of industrial workers.

The number of medical officers and ambulance was also increased while the spectator seating area at the stadium was filled with visitors to reduce the number of those outside the stadium.

The Malawati CAC also received a contribution of 10 tents from the Selangor government and 14 from the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia’s Response and Relief Team (IMARET) as well as food boxes from other non-governmental organisations.

Written by Ezri

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