BINTULU: The vaccination process in the district will be speeded up as more medical equipment have arrived, said its MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
He said the arrival of 10 more temperature-controlled vaccine containers and 30 medical trolleys is in addition to the medical equipment which arrived earlier on June 19.
“All these medical equipment costing more than RM1 million will provide a boost in combating Covid-19,” he said in a Facebook post last Sunday.
Tiong said that additional equipment was due to the opening of more vaccination centres (PPVs) in Bintulu and the roll out of the vaccination programme is anticipated to be quicker.
“Therefore, it is vital to store these vaccines safely as a key to making this vaccination programme a success,” he said.
He added that efforts to purchase the medical equipment were through a fundraising campaign initiated by the Bintulu MP Service Centre.
“I would like to express our sincere thanks to many generous donors who have made this possible, especially Press Metal Sdn Bhd for their support,” he said.
He said the fundraising campaign is still being carried out to meet the required funds.
“Help us by encouraging more people to support the initiative, which is our way of supporting our frontliners and ensuring more people are vaccinated quickly,” he said.
Tiong also said that he will continue to play his role in working with more suppliers and agencies to get the needed materials and equipment for the district as quickly as possible.