Mobile Covid-19 vaccination team saves Ng Semah residents a two-hour boat trip

Residents waiting to get their Covid-19 vaccination at the Nanga Semah health clinic vaccination centre (PPV).

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DARO, June 30: Nanga Semah residents no longer need to travel for up to two hours by boat to the Daro community hall to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

When disclosing this to his constituents, Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad said the state government has agreed to conduct outreach vaccination programmes for those in rural areas.

According to Sarawak Public Communications (Ukas), Safiee disclosed that the first outreach programme implemented at the vaccination centre (PPV) in Nanga Semah health clinic is a 3-in-1 programme, aiming at helping as many people there as possible to get vaccinated.

“This is the first outreach programme held in the Daro area. Previously, our villagers had to use travel by boat for two hours to go to the Daro community hall for their vaccination. With this 3-in-1 programme, it will definitely help mitigate transportation and communication problems faced previously.

“A total of 382 residents from seven longhouses in Nanga Semah, Kampung Penasu and a longhouse in Tanjung Pengaie received their vaccines yesterday.

“The vaccination team was coordinated by the Daro district officer who is also the chairman of the Daro District Disaster Management Committee,” Safiee told Ukas while inspecting the PPV centre yesterday.

He also thanked Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for approving their application to bring a mobile vaccination team to his area.

Meanwhile, Safiee gave assurance that they will further improve and continue the PPV’s services in the area in order to achieve herd immunity in Daro by the end of July.

Some vaccination recipients who were interviewed by Ukas at scene were very excited about the mobile vaccination team in their area.

They agreed that the initiative has certainly made it easier for those who live along the river far from Daro town to receive the much awaited vaccine.

The recipients also called on others to take the vaccine provided for free by the government to save their lives, family and communities. — DayakDaily