Ting proposes Covid-19 PPVs set up at two educational institutions and a religious institution in Miri

(left to right) Yii, Ting and Lukanisman during their visit to St Dominic's Church in Taman Tunku on Saturday (June 12, 2021).

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, June 12: Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting feels that Miri district needs to set up more Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPVs) to ramp up vaccination in achieving the herd immunity.

Thus, he has proposed PPVs to be established at two educational institutions and a religious institution in this district.

When met today after conducting a visit to Pei Min school here, Ting said, as the target is to achieve the herd immunity by August this year, it is crucial to set up more PPVs in efforts to inoculate as many people as possible in this district.

“Today, we visiting three possible locations for vaccination works as we wanted to increase the vaccination rate from the current rate of 3,500 per day to 8,000 per day,” he opined.

Ting were accompanied by Sibuti MP Lukanisman Awang Sauni and Miri Mayor Adam Yii.

Earlier, they visited Pei Min school, Curtin University Sarawak Campus in Senadin and St Dominic’s Church in Taman Tunku to explore the possibility to set up these three institutions as PPVs for Covid-19 vaccines.

“We have discussed with board of directors from these institutions and they will do the planning similar to what have been done with the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) Miri,” Ting explained.

On another note, Lukanisman echoed similar thoughts about setting up more PPVs especially at the suburban areas here.

“For example at St Dominic’s Church in Taman Tunku, perhaps we can consider setting up a PPV here for mass vaccinations covering those from Kampung Lusut, Lambir, Taman Jelita and Kampung Tuanku Abdul Rahman Lambir,” he said. — DayakDaily