Frontliners toil extra hours for six weeks to deliver 7,000 Covid-19 vaccine shots at Batu Kawa clinic

Dr Sim helps to administer the Covid-19 vaccine at Batu Kawa health clinic.

KUCHING, July 28: Batu Kawa health clinic has administered 7,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines to date, all thanks to medical frontliners and volunteers who had toiled countless extra hours for the past six weeks to make the nightly vaccination drive a success.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Batu Kawa branch relief chairman Lim Ah Ted applauded the hard work and efforts of all the doctors, medical professionals, nurses, volunteers and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who have come together in solidarity to make this achievement possible.

“We are gratified that Batu Kawa health clinic has delivered 7,000 doses of vaccines under the six-weeks (vaccination) programme coordinated under the Ministry of Health (MOH).

“We are truly thankful to all the medical and non-medical frontliners who have stretched beyond their work hours to vaccinate the people from evening until night daily.

“Even Batu Kawa assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian visited the clinic every night to help assist in administering the vaccine,” he said in a statement today.

As Sarawak’s vaccination efforts go into full force to achieve herd immunity and to protect the community, Lim emphasised that activating health clinics as vaccination centres (PPV) has not only reduced the workload and pressure on mass PPVs but also provided convenience to the residents in surrounding areas.

He also commended the people for their positive response towards the vaccination drive, enabling Sarawak to lead in Malaysia’s vaccination race.

“Getting vaccinated is one of the most crucial steps in protecting ourselves, our family members and the community from Covid-19.

“Hence, we urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated. SUPP Batu Kawa branch is always ready to help and give assistance on this matter,” he assured. — DayakDaily