400kg crops cheer for Unimas PPV frontliners

Rubiah Wang (second left) presents a basket of crops to a frontliner at Unimas PPV. At third left is Kadim.

KUCHING: 400kg worth of crops were distributed to the frontliners at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) vaccination centre (PPV) recently.

Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang said through the programme organised by the Malaysian Farmers Organisation, the crops were contributed to those who helped control the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

“The distribution of the produce is a good initiative in helping all parties, especially small traders who were affected when the country was hit by the Covid-19.

“The agricultural and farm produce distributed is the result of the hard work of farmers to ensure adequate food supply in the country for all.

“This is despite at this time they are also among those affected as a result of the closure of economic sector that needs to be implemented to break the chain of Covid-19,” she said.

Earlier, she visited the Unimas PPV to present the crops to the frontliners there. Accompanying her was Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi.

During her visit, the MP was also briefed on the progress of the vaccine rollout under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) at the PPV.

She said the distribution of the vaccine in Samarahan has been encouraging and lauded the feat by Unimas PPV in being a mega vaccination centre, with a daily vaccination capacity of 5,000.

Rubiah also hoped that the goal of ensuring the nation would achieve herd immunity would be realised in the near future.

“At the same time, we hope that we can restore our lives back just like before Covid-19,” she said.