KUCHING, June 25: The Sarawak government will ensure that everyone, aged 18 and above, will be inoculated against the Covid-19.
According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said for that purpose, the Sarawak government has implemented the “walk in” method to expedite the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (Pick), especially in rural areas throughout the State.
“In Sarawak, we have allowed the community to get their vaccination through “walk in”, which is inject first, and register later, to enable a faster and hassle-free vaccination process. Apart from that, we are also increasing the opening of Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPV) throughout the State, including in Lawas.
“For example, the PPV in Ba’kelalan, which is operated by the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and the Ministry of Health (MOH); while mobile PPV are deployed in villages and longhouses in the interior parts of the State, which also facilitate those in need, especially the elderly and disabled.
“What is important is that no group will be left out of getting the Covid-19 vaccine,” said Awang Tengah during his speech after visiting and handing over the Recoda corporate social responsibility (CSR) contribution to Islamic Training Institute of Malaysia (ILIM), Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) yesterday (June 24).
As of now, a total of 19,162 residents in Lawas have received their first dose of the vaccine while 4,377 other individuals have completed their second dose.
On the same note, Awang Tengah also called on everyone to cooperate in getting their Covid-19 vaccines to ensure those who are eligible for vaccination are not left out, including the non-citizens, who are working in Sarawak.
“To those who have yet to register, they can do so using the MySejahtera application and go to the nearest clinic, or for those living in rural and remote areas, they can come to the PPV,” he added. — DayakDaily