KUCHING: The setting up of the Darul Hana vaccination centre here is benefitting the local community, ensuring that they are not left out of the vaccine rollout.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the centre which began operations on June 19, focused on vaccinating residents in the Seberang Hilir area.
He said an estimated 10,000 to 14,000 residents of the Seberang Hilir area are eligible to receive the vaccine.
“Our intention to open Darul Hana PPV is to administer the Covid-19 vaccines to residents in 14 villages in Seberang Hilir,” he said when visiting the PPV on Sunday (June 20).
Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply), said Darul Hana PPV is the fourth in the Pantai Damai state constituency after Santubong, Buntal and Telaga Air.
“The opening of these four PPVs will ensure that the residents receive the vaccine towards achieving herd community in the area.
“I estimate we can give the vaccine to about 24,000 eligible residents in Pantai Damai by early August,” he said.
Dr Abdul Rahman said before this, there were residents who had not yet registered to receive the vaccine due to internet problems or due to not being familiar with using the MySejahtera application.
“Some are reportedly scared due to negative stories on social media about the Covid-19 vaccines.
“Thankfully, with the registration through the village development and security committee (JKKK), we have managed to help many residents to receive the vaccine,” he said.