Assemblyman appeals for closer vaccination venue

Razi show that he has had two doses of vaccine. Photo: Osman Razali.

BETONG: It is hoped that the government can provide closer vaccination centres to make it easier for those who will receive their second doses of vaccine.

Saribas assemblyman Mohammad Razi Sitam said, for example, some areas in Saribas are quite far from Betong.

“If the vaccination centre is only in Betong, people would be forced to travel quite far for their vaccination.

“Therefore, I hope the centre in Saribas is closer to those who will be vaccinated, say, in Pekan Debak and Spaoh. That would be easier,” he told New Sarawak Tribune after receiving his second dose of vaccine at Dewan Panglima Rentap, today.

Another thing that he talked about was the time of vaccination for Muslims during Ramadan.

“The second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme is this month, and Muslims start to fast on April 13.

“Perhaps the vaccination can be done at night, or perhaps the government has other alternatives.

“Although the immunisation can be done during fasting, we are worried about the effects when people have not consumed any food,” he said.