Serian is Sarawak’s top division in social wellbeing according to 2023 study

Fatimah (standing, second left) visits a patient at Serian Hospital on June 7, 2024.

By Shikin Louis

SERIAN, June 7: Serian Division has recorded the highest score in the Sarawak Social Wellbeing Index (SSWI) 2023 study with a medium score of 7.48, surpassing the State’s overall score at 7.18.

The study which serves as an indicator to reflect the level of social wellbeing among Sarawakians, is made up of 10 pillars – family institution, capacity-building, social harmony, housing, social space and infrastructure, good governance and practices, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, health and social protection, and public safety.


Sarawak Minister of Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development (KPWK) Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said the findings of the study show that the pillar with the highest index is Social Harmony at a score of 7.84, while the pillar with the lowest index is Health and Social Protection (6.85).

“However, all the pillars are in the medium level; where a score between 0 and 4 is indicated as low, 5 to 7 as medium, and 8 to 10 as high.

“This study reflects our strong social harmony. We intend to continue to be a model region,” she said when speaking at a haemodialysis machine presentation ceremony at Serian Hospital here today.

With Health and Social Protection framework recording the lowest score at 6.85, Fatimah hoped that the Federal government would assist Sarawak in improving the healthcare services and facilities in the State.

Also present were Bukit Semuja assemblyman John Ilus, Sarawak Health Department representative Dr Ting Ming Ming and Serian Hospital deputy director Dr Carlos Jinung. — DayakDaily