Urgent need for another vaccination centre in Kuching, urges DAP

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By John Isaac

THE DAP has called on the Sarawak Health Department with the support of the State Government to set up another vaccination centre in Kuching to expedite the rollout of the vaccination plan.

Pending assemblywoman, Violet Yong said, so far in Kuching, apart from the Perpaduan Indoor Stadium and government hospitals, there was no other vaccination centre.

“There is an urgent need to set up additional vaccination centres and a venue like Padungan Community Hall owned by MBKS,” she said.

It is hoped that the Health Department and Sarawak Disaster Management Committee seriously look into this suggestion.

Violet Yong – Picture from Malaysiakini

While we understand that at present Sarawak is facing a severe shortage of Covid-19 vaccines and pleading for more to be allocated from the Federal Government, it is equally necessary for Sarawak to get itself fully prepared and have sufficient vaccination centres, she added.

For Sarawak to meet its target in ensuring two million individuals get vaccinated by end of August this year, it is important for the State to set up as many vaccination centres as possible.

“I believe all Sarawakians are fully behind the government to ensure the state meets its target by completing its vaccination plans on time.

“We need all targeted individuals in the state to receive their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible to achieve herd community to break the chain of Covid-19 infection,” stressed Violet.

Currently, the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak is in a worrying state bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 29,899 and deaths to 173.