Investigate queue-jumping claims at Covid-19 vaccination centres

Dr Kelvin Yii

KUCHING: The Health Ministry (MOH) and the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) must investigate public complaints over queue jumping at its vaccination centres.

Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said there were instances where certain VVIPs and their groups bypassing the normal waiting procedure.

“We were informed that they (VVIPs) avoided the queue and went straight into the booth which are specifically for the disabled (OKU) and those with special needs.

“If it is true, this is something serious and must be properly investigated and addressed.

“We shouldn’t be allowing any double standards and anyone to cut queue regardless of status especially those reserved for persons with special needs,” he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (May 19).

The MP said the matter has to be looked into properly by the MOH and SDMC to ensure it would never happen again.

Dr Yii said regardless, the Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) team will be on the ground to assist the elderly to get to their vaccination appointments.

“We want to make sure as many high-risk groups get vaccinated so that they are protected from this dreadful disease,” he said.

He added the Bandar Kuching parliamentary service centre would continue their service to transport those in need to the vaccination centre.

“Due to our limitations, we will prioritise elderly and those with special needs. We may not have much, but we will try to do as much as we can,” he said.