Joint operation in Miri locates 13 homeless individuals for Covid-19 vaccination

The enforcement personnel involved in the joint operation in Miri on Sunday (July 18, 2021). Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, July 19: Thirteen homeless individuals identified during a joint operation by enforcement authorities in Miri will receive their Covid-19 vaccination.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today, the joint operation was conducted on Sunday (July 18) and organised by acting Miri Resident Jamalie Busri, who is also the acting chairman for the Miri District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC). Among those involved in the operation were Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin and Miri deputy police chief Supt Mohd Sabri Zainal.

The operation, which started at 8.30pm and ended at 1am, aimed to monitor and identify the number of homeless individuals in Miri city, and at the same time to ensure that they are not missing out on receiving Covid-19 vaccinations.

As a result of the operation, a total of 13 homeless individuals were found to have yet to be vaccinated, and immediate follow-up action will be taken to ensure that they are not missed out.

Among the enforcement agencies involved in the operation were the Miri Resident Office, Miri District Office, Miri Welfare Department, Miri district police headquarters, Miri City Council, members from the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) Miri, and Ukas.

The operation, which successfully achieved its aim, was conducted in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government. — DayakDaily