Newly completed dental clinic in Sungai Asap will benefit 17,000 residents

: Aaron (third left) cutting the ribbon to launch the newly completed dental clinic in Sungai Asap, recently, while the others look on.

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MURUM, July 17: The newly completed Sungai Asap Dental Clinic will benefit about 17,000 residents in the Apau Koyan Resettlement Scheme.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang conveyed his gratitude to all the parties involved in realising the completion of the dental clinic.

“Many thanks to all parties involved, especially to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for realising the construction of the dental clinic for the residents in Tubau area,” he said during the launching ceremony of Tubau Health Clinic, recently.


Accompanying him were Hulu Rajang MP Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong and Murum assemblyman Kennedy Chukpai Ugon.

Following the launching ceremony, Aaron and his entourage visited the mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) to witness the inoculation process which is ongoing for the Penan settlement in Lusong Laku of Ulu Linau.

After conducting the vaccination in Lusong Laku, the mobile PPV team travelled by boat and land transportation to continue their vaccination programme at Long Abit, Long Kajang, Long Tanyit and Long Lidem.

Meanwhile, Kennedy also travelled together with another mobile PPV team from Sungai Asap to the Long Urun area in Belaga to witness the three-day vaccination programme being implemented in the Long Urun Rural Service Centre (RSC) from July 15 until July 18, 2021.

He also thanked the mobile vaccination team and Belaga District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), auxiliary police and volunteers for their efforts in implementing the vaccination programme in Long Urun, which involved 14 Penan and Kenyan settlements.

Medical officer Dr Yap Hung Wei from Sungai Asap Health Clinic, who is the team leader for the mobile PPV team to Long Urun, said 1,305 local residents in Long Urun are eligible to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. — DayakDaily