Flying Doctor Service to facilitate Covid-19 vaccination efforts in Sarawak’s interior

A villager (right) relating her Covid-19 vaccination experience to Uggah (centre) at the Nanga Tiga Health Clinic vaccination centre.

SIMANGGANG, June 14: The Flying Doctor Service (FDS) will be used to reach to eight locations in the interior to carry out Covid-19 vaccinations.

This was disclosed by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) who further revealed that the Sri Aman Covid-19 Immunisation Taskforce under Dr Euphrasia Bari has been tasked to reach out to 64 locations in the interior of Sri Aman Division.

Of the 64 sites, 27 of them are reachable by river and 37 by land, while FDS will be engaged to reach out to eight other sites.

Uggah who is also the Deputy Chief Minister was impressed by the detailed preparation made by the Sri Aman Covid-19 Immunisation Taskforce.

“I hope the task force will fully utilise the 12,000 doses which it would be given weekly,” said Uggah at a media conference after visiting the Sri Aman Civic Centre vaccination centre here today.

The taskforce aims to vaccinate some 79,874 people in three phases and to complete the rollout by mid-August.

To-date, 48,233 people in the Sri Aman and Lubok Antu districts have registered for vaccination.

Two large vaccination centres at the Sri Aman Civic Centre and the Lubok Antu District Council Sports Complex have been set up.

As many as 12 other community centres including four private clinics have also been roped in as vaccination centres.

Earlier Uggah accompanied by political secretary to the Chief Minister Dr Richard Rapu, flew to the Nanga Tiga Health Clinic in Spak, Betong to observe a mobile team from the State Health Department giving vaccinations to about 140 residents from nearby longhouses. — DayakDaily