Three Covid-19 vaccination centres set up in Kapit, 11 mobile teams deployed to rural areas

Abang Johari (first row, centre) visiting the Malaysian Armed Forces' field hospital (Hospital Medan ATM) in Kapit today (June 10, 2021).

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KUCHING, June 10: Three vaccination centres have been set up in Kapit to cater to 350 to 400 residents daily.

Apart from vaccination centres, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said 11 mobile vaccination teams are now on the move to bring vaccinations to rural residents in Kapit Division.

“In Kapit District, there are three vaccination centres and these can accommodate 350-400 patients daily.

“However, we are are also deploying mobile teams to reach out to the interiors, and 11 mobile teams have been deployed to Song, Kapit, Bukit Mabong and Belaga districts. These mobile teams will also be deployed to other rural areas,” said Abang Johari during his visit to Kapit today.

This morning, he was briefed by the Kapit Resident on the Hospital Medan (field hospital) in Kapit which was organised and set up by the Malaysian Armed Forces with 40 beds.

“This is the first in Sarawak, and we are indeed very thankful to Angkatan Tentera in assisting us with these facilities,” he said.

To ensure that Covid-19 is contained in rural areas, roadblocks have also been set up.

Abang Johari revealed roadblocks have been set up in Kapit, Song, and Belaga respectively.

“These SJR (roadblocks) are necessary to ensure that the related SOPs (standard operating procedures) on movement and travelling are adhered to. — DayakDaily