186 in Nanga Baoh to get vaccine jabs

Fatimah (second left) during her visit to Nanga Baoh. Photo: Ukas

KUCHING: Residents totalling 186 in Nanga Baoh, about an hour’s boat ride from Dalat, will be getting their Covid-19 vaccine.

Sarawak Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the vaccine rollout was conducted by the mobile outreach team at the Nanga Baoh Health Clinic on Thursday (July 8).

“With 10 staff from the Health Ministry assisted by six volunteers from the Dalat District Office, it targets to vaccinate 186 residents of Nanga Baoh who have registered, involving 11 longhouses.”

Fatimah said the staff were divided into two groups, with one team conducting vaccinations at the Nanga Baoh Health Clinic (115 people) and another team would move to four longhouses (71 people).

“This way we can make sure that people in rural areas, especially those far from the town and difficult to access, are vaccinated.

“In addition, for those who are bedridden and unable to go to the vaccination centre, they will not be left out as there will be a mobile vaccination team going from house to house.”

In a separate development, Fatimah, who is Dalat assemblywoman, visited the Sarawak Alternative Water Supply project at Nanga Baoh, which was completed last year.

She said the project costing RM16,700,000 benefitted 1,430 residents from Rh Balin, Rh Duah, Rh Tulu, Rh Bala, SK Nanga Baoh and the Nanga Baoh clinic.