Walk-ins at Covid-19 vaccination centres will help reduce overcrowding, says Dr Sim

Dr Sim (second left) presenting the fruit basket to one of the frontliners during the Peladang Prihatin Sarawak programme held in SGH today.

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KUCHING, July 23: Recent changes that will allow walk-ins at the Covid-19 vaccination centres (PPV) is to avoid unsystematic procedures and overcrowding, said State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

According to Dr Sim, the State government is doing as much mopping up as possible in order to make it easier for the people to get vaccinated.

“We want to avoid unsystematic processes and overcrowding in the PPVs, and we do not want anybody to come to the PPVs and wait under the sun, and after that complain about it,” he told reporters after attending the Peladang Prihatin Sarawak programme held at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) today.

Dr Sim explained that members of the public can also contact PPV hotlines and WhatsApp numbers available at their respective districts in order to get their vaccine doses.

“Through it, they can send their particulars such as their full name, MyKad number, including their home address, to the available WhatsApp numbers. This will enable us to systematically make the vaccination appointment for them at any available and nearest PPVs,” he added.

At the same time, Dr Sim, who is also the Minister of Local Government and Housing, assured that any Sarawakian who has yet to be vaccinated will get their vaccine soon.

He explained that in Sarawak, the scenario now was that the vaccines were waiting to be distributed, whereas in Peninsular Malaysia, the people were waiting for their vaccines.

“Everyone in Sarawak, do not panic. Whoever wants to be vaccinated will get their chance for the vaccination, because we are waiting for the people now to come forward for their vaccinations,” he added. — DayakDaily