4,000 residents receive second food aid

Rubiah (fourth left) with the frontliners during the distribution of the food aid at Kampung Baru Tengah community hall.

KUCHING: A total of 4,000 residents from 980 families in Kampung Baru Samarahan received their second round of food aid.

The distribution of the food aid was assisted by the Samarahan Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) along with the Samarahan district Civil Defense Force (APM).

Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang said the food aid was distributed for the second time after the first distribution was done on the second day of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in Kampung Baru Samarahan.

“The welfare of the residents in the EMCO area is very much taken into consideration by all parties, especially the leaders and also the disaster management committee to ensure that the EMCO can be implemented properly and effectively.

“I was also informed that an active case detection has been carried out since Friday (June 18) to ensure the population are no longer infected by Covid-19,” she said last Saturday.

Earlier, she visited the Kampung Baru Tengah community hall to monitor the food aid distribution to the households affected.

Rubiah hoped that similar situation can be avoided in the future, adding that vaccination has been identified as one of the exit strategies from the current Covid-19 outbreak.

She said so far, about 81 percent of the Samarahan population has been registered as vaccine recipients under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).

“On Friday, the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) PPV recorded 5,000 vaccinations making it a mega PPV as well as one of the largest nationwide,” she said.

She also congratulated Unimas for the success and expressed her appreciation to all Unimas staff led by its vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi.