Army helping with jabs at Lakis Hall

Dr Annuar Rapaee

SIBU: From Wednesday onwards (June 23), the Sibu Muslim Welfare Trust Board (Lakis) Hall will serve as a mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre.    

Sibu Division Disaster Management Committee coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee said army personnel from the 9th Infantry Brigade would be helping in the vaccination programme.

“The daily capacity in this hall will be 500 people and they will be given an appointment date via WhatsApp or phone call after we gather the names (vaccine recipients) from the Village Development and Security Committees (JKKKs),” he said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Monday (June 21).

Dr Annuar said that the vaccination centre was expected to open for five days until June 27.

“I wish to stress that the vaccinations will not be done inside the mosque (An-Nur Mosque) or the prayer area.

“No. These will be done at the Lakis Hall opposite the mosque,” he explained.

Dr Annuar, who is also Education, Research and Technological Research Assistant Minister, thanked the Malaysian Armed Forces for help in the fight against Covid-19.

“I also wish to thank the Sibu Bumiputera Graduates Association led by Abang Fairul for agreeing to sponsor the e-hailing fees for those who don’t have any transport to get to the hall here,” he said.

Dr Annuar, who is also the Nangka assemblyman, said that there were other mobile vaccination centres currently operating for the longhouse community in his constituency.

“We have 34 longhouses and we have opened four stations to facilitate the vaccinations for the nearby longhouses which are done by the Ministry of Health (MOH),” he said.

On Sunday (June 20), Dr Annuar and those involved visited the Sibu Lakis Hall to see the preparation for the vaccination centre.