SERDANG – The Student Affairs Division (BHEP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), in collaboration with the University Health Centre (PKU) and UPM Students’ Representative Council (MPP), has coordinated the needs of vaccination for 69 UPM students starting May 20 until June 6, 2021.
UPM students will receive vaccination shots at four vaccination centres (PPV) located at Dewan Gemilang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Dewan Utama Universiti Malaya (UM), Ideal Convention Centre Shah Alam and World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur (PWTC).
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dr. Ariffin Abdu, said the students will be transported to the vaccination centres entirely using the university vehicles.
“Students were not allowed to use their own transport or public transport to ensure their safety during the process of receiving the vaccine”, he said.
A third-year student from Bachelor of Education in Agricultural Science, UPM, Nur Shakinah Abdul Wahab, said the bus service provided was on time as scheduled.
“I felt safe as the bus driver understood the COVID-19 situation and complied with the strict standard operating procedure (SOP) during the process of transporting the students to PPVs assigned by the university,” she said.
A third-year student from Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honours, Faculty of Science, UPM, Nur Hannah Muhamad Faizal, hoped the other students would register and get vaccinated according to the appointments set by the PPV.
Meanwhile, a survey found that the welfare management of students on campus during the Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 was great, which included controlling students’ movement in and out of campus, monitoring the SOP compliance by the cafeterias and sanitising students’ rooms.
A fourth-year student from Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Management, Faculty of Human Ecology, UPM, Ahmad Ammar Asyraaf Ahmad Hashim, said he was satisfied with the management of students’ welfare.
He hoped the university would allow more operating eateries and cafés in the campus area to provide more choices to students since their movement is restricted throughout the MCO. – UPM
Date of Input: 08/06/2021 | Updated: 08/06/2021 | hairul_nizam
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