COVID-19 | The government will be spending RM16.6 million in public funds on storage facilities and equipment required by the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today that the allocation will cover the purchase of 55 ultra-low temperature freezers used to store the vaccine vials.
Each freezer is estimated to cost between RM70,000 and RM80,000. The Pfizer vaccine needs to be stored at -70 degrees.
Aside from these “cold boxes”, Khairy said the government will also need to purchase “other related medical supplies” to store the vaccines...