SDMC requests control over MySejahtera in Sarawak as S’wakians know divisions better

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 22: State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has been constantly requesting from the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) for the control over the operation of MySejahtera application in Sarawak as Sarawakians know the State better.

SDMC advisor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, in stating this, noted unusual vaccination arrangements through MySejahtera where Sarikei citizens were asked to receive their jabs in Meradong while some from Kuching to get vaccinated in Miri.

“It’s not only the issue of Sarikei and Meradong. From what I know, some recipients from Kuching were arranged to receive their jabs in Miri.

“So, SDMC has always been asking CITF, ‘Why don’t you give us the control over MySejahtera at least from Sarawakians because we know the divisions’,” he said in Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Dato Wee Hong Seng’s Facebook live session today.

He was responding to several queries from netizens claiming that 90 per cent of vaccinations in Meradong are for people from other districts while the local people of Meradong did not get the chance to be vaccinated.

However, Dr Sim, who is also Minister for Local Government and Housing, assured the people that by the time more vaccines arrive in Sarawak next month, each division would be distributed with sufficient vaccines.

He said it was estimated that Sarikei would have 72,000 doses of vaccines, Serian 33,000, Sri Aman 39,000 and Betong 48,000 doses in June.

“So, this means that whoever that are registered (for vaccination) until now, all of them should probably get their first doses starting June.

“So before everyone is vaccinated, we must continue to cooperate and make necessary sacrifices to get through this pandemic together,” he added. — DayakDaily