More than 3,000 Covid-19 swab tests done at Kuching Covid-19 OSC

The drive-thru booth for registration and screening of Covid-19 set up at the OSC here.

KUCHING, May 12: More than 3,000 Covid-19 swab tests were performed at the Kuching Covid-19 One Stop Centre (OSC) at MBKS Community Hall here since the centre began operations on May 3.

According to a press statement, there were 3,408 people who had undergone the Covid-19 swab tests at the centre to-date while 2,407 individuals were swabbed by the mobile team at the centre.

There were also 84 individuals who visited the centre for assessment of signs and symptoms of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, there were 1,101 individuals issued with quarantine orders, 335 persons given released orders while two individuals were compounded.

On another note, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas made a working visit to the OSC here this morning.


He was accompanied by Minister for Local Government and Housing, Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Assistant Minister of Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng and Director of Security and Enforcement Unit Datu Dr Chai Khin Chung.

Uggah (third left) briefed by Dr Cheong on the operations of the one stop centre. Also seen from right were Dr Abdul Rahman, Wee, Dr Sim and Chai.

The purpose of Uggah’s visit was to personally observe the daily operations and activities of the centre relating to Covid-19.

Uggah who is also the chairman of the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) was then briefed by the commander in chief of the centre Dr Cheong Yaw Liang, Kuching Division Medical Officer, Dr Eunice Mellisa Joseph and Sarawak General Hospital’s Infectious Disease State Physician Dr Chua Hock Hin.

The briefings touched on the objectives and functions of the one stop centre such as the services provided for swab tests, assessment on Covid-19 signs and symptoms, compound for violation of the standard operating procedure (SOP) and issuance of quarantine and release orders.

The centre also allows the public to enquire about issues related to Covid-19.

The centre is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and from 8am to 12pm on weekends and public holidays.

Moreover, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion also made a similar visit to the centre.

He was accompanied by his deputy, Datu Ik Pahon Joyik. — DayakDaily