By Nur Ashikin Louis
SERIAN, June 12: The distribution of 6,187 Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS 6.0) food aid packages in Bukit Semuja constituency comes to an end today.
According to Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus, his team had delivered 775 packages today which was the final batch of the food aid programme.
“The food aid programme in Bukit Semuja had first started on June 5.
“Initially, we have informed the Serian Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) that there is a list of 5,910 households in the constituency, but we managed to have extra packages for the needy,” he told reporters today.
He hoped that the humble contribution would be able to ease the burden of the local community affected by the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO).
He also encouraged the State government to continue to assist Sarawakians during this unprecedented period.
Touching on the vaccination, John disclosed that a total of 11,868 individuals in Serian Division had received the Covid-19 vaccines.
“Of these, a total of 3,869 have completed their second dose since the immunisation programme started on Feb 23,” he said.
On the vaccine registration, he said a total of 38,650 individuals from Serian, Tebedu and Siburan districts had registered via MySejahtera app while a total of 56,887 individuals had registered manually.
“I hope Serian residents who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine will register themselves immediately so that Sarawak can achieve its herd immunity target by August this year,” he added.
John also mentioned that about four or five private general practitioners in Serian Division will begin to assist in administering the Covid-19 vaccines.
Additionally, John requested the State government to allow walk-in vaccination in private clinics and provide the mobile outreach team for the rural folk in efforts to expedite the immunisation programme in Serian. — DayakDaily