Kabong police station hall to be used as PPV

Ali (left) being briefed on the works done to set up the PPV for its opening on June 14.

KUCHING: The Kabong police station hall in the Saratok parliamentary constituency will be used as a vaccination centre (PPV) for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).

Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Datuk Ali Biju said the PPV will be operational starting June 14.

“This is in line with the target to increase the daily vaccination rate as well as a strategic location for Kabong residents.

“This is in addition to other three existing PPVs, namely Dewan Sri Krian, Saratok Hospital and PMG Saratok Clinic,” he said in a statement today.

Ali said, the PPV, when operational will conduct about 400 vaccinations per day which will be increased from time to time depending on the situation.

He said the visit was to review the condition of the hall and to ensure that the vaccination process can run smoothly when it commences operation.

“At the same time, I have expressed my readiness to assist the vaccine rollout at Kabong police station hall in any way possible,” he said.

The Saratok MP said his parliamentary service centre will be donating four units of air conditioners for the PPV.

At the same time, Ali urged the residents to register for the Covid-19 vaccines through the district office or through MySejahtera.

“As of June 2, 9,405 Kabong residents have registered to be vaccinated, which is 49 percent of the 19,201 eligible dwellers.

“I urge Kabong residents to continue registering for vaccination so that we can achieve herd immunity as soon as possible as it is one of our ways to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic which has plagued us for two years,” he said.