Uggah: PM agrees in principle to expedite S’wak’s vaccination efforts

Muhyiddin (left) speaking to a matron at the Kuching District vaccination centre during his visit today (April 1, 2021) accompanied by Abang Johari (second right), Uggah (right), Dr Sim (second left) and State Health Director Dr Chin Zin Hing (centre).

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KUCHING, April 1: The Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin acknowledges the need to expedite the vaccination process in red zone districts throughout the Sarawak, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.

According to Uggah, the Prime Minister has been briefed about the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak and he was pleased with the vaccination facilities, numbers of individuals that has been inoculated in the state, as well as the smoothness of the process.

“We have conveyed to him the number of vaccines that is needed, especially in the red zone districts. In principle, he has agreed, but then again it depends on the supply of vaccines that come from oversea,” said Uggah.

Uggah told reporters this after accompanying Muhyiddin and his wife Puan Sri Nooraini Abdul Rahman, together with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, Minister for Local Government and Housing Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian, during their visit to the Kuching District vaccination centre at the Petra Jaya Indoor Stadium here today.

Uggah noted they also have proposed the Prime Minister to accelerate vaccinations in Covid-19 red zones in Sarawak.

He said Sarawak is ready and more than 66.7 per cent (about 1.2 million) of Sarawakians have already registered for the vaccination.

“So we appealed to the Prime Minister to allow Kuala Lumpur to expedite the supply of vaccines,” he added. — DayakDaily