KUCHING, Jan 12: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth Central will set up a new tent at the Tanah Puteh Health Clinic to provide shelter for the public getting tested for Covid-19 there.
Its secretary-general Milton Foo pledged to set up a new tent as the existing tent was brought down by a strong wind yesterday.
“During my visit, I learned that a strong wind had blown down an outdoor tent yesterday. I hereby will arrange to set up a new tent as soon as possible, preventing the people waiting outside from suffering (under the) sun and rain,” said Foo in a statement today.
Foo came to know of the need as he was making social visits within the Pending area this morning where he happened to stop by the clinic.
Meanwhile, Foo urged those going for Covid-19 testing at the Tanah Puteh Health Clinic to go after 10am to avoid congestion and long hours of waiting especially between 8am to 9am.
He said he was told by the clinic staff that a total of 80 people went for testing from 8am to 12 noon yesterday.
“However, the number increased to 90 people this morning for the period from 8am to 11.30am.
According to Foo, drive-thru screening could not be carried out at the Tanah Puteh Health Clinic due to limited space.
Meanwhile, he expressed his gratitude to the medical staff on the front line for their selfless effort and dedication. He also called on the public to take preventive measures at all time to fight the pandemic and protect Sarawak. — DayakDaily