KUCHING: About 1,000 residents from 167 families in Kampung Stakan Melayu benefitted from the food supply assistance from the state government.
Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang monitored the distribution food aid to residents of the village last Wednesday (June 9).
When met, she said her visit was also aimed at encouraging the community to receive the Covid-19 vaccine apart from providing food assistance.
“Along with the food aid that we distributed today (Wednesday), it also includes relevant information such as a QR code link for registration to get the Covid-19 vaccine through the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) which is currently underway nationwide.
“We expect encouraging participation from the residents of Kota Samarahan in the effort to achieve herd immunity.
“This is especially after seeing the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic which is getting worse and actively spreading, especially in our area,” she said.
Rubiah said although the vaccine isn’t a cure for Covid-19, it is the best way to curb its spread in the community.
“This is the best way to prevent it from infecting high-risk groups such as children, the elderly and those with chronic diseases who may be the next victims to this pandemic,” she said.
Rubiah also said the two vaccination centres (PPV) established in Kota Samarahan — Asajaya Sports Complex and Kota Samarahan Civic Centre is expected to inoculate about 600 residents a day.
She also called on the public, especially the young, to help the elderly to register as vaccine recipients under NCIP.