Reports of VIP’s cutting queues at vaccination centres must be investigated, says Dr Yii

Bandar Kuching MP Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen and his team assisting an elderly woman at one of the vaccination centres.

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KUCHING, May 19: Allegations of VIPs or VVIPs cutting queues by using the fast lane meant for handicapped (OKU) or those with special needs (wheelchair access) at vaccination centers must be investigated.

Citing his concerns, Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen said he received complaints from the public of such incidents where such people avoided the normal queue and went straight into the entrance specifically for OKU and those with special needs.

“We received some photos of it. We shouldn’t be allowing any double standards or anyone to cut the queue regardless of status, especially for areas reserved for those with special needs.

“This is a serious matter. If true, it must be properly investigated and addressed. This is to ensure that similar incidents will not be repeated.

“I hope the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and Ministry of Health (KKM) will look into this matter and not sweep it under the carpet,” Dr Yii said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Dr Yii and his team pledged to continue their transportation service for those who need help getting to vaccination centres.

However, due to their limitations, priority will be given to the elderly and those with special needs.

“We will continue to be on the ground to assist the elderly to get to their vaccination appointments. We want to make sure as many ‘high-risk’ groups get vaccinated so that they are protected from this dreadful disease,” he said, adding that the team may not have much, but they will try to do as much as then can. — DayakDaily