KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Jemut Masing has called on the Education Ministry (MoE) to allow for the use of primary schools in Kapit as vaccination centres (PPVs).
He said local residents in Kapit have requested permission to utilise schools in the division for vaccination purposes, but to no avail.
“The way forward to fight Covid-19 is vaccination! The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is correct. There is no other way.
“But MoE is blocking the way. They stop the PPV from using primary schools in Kapit division. Residents have been asking for permission to use the schools, but to this day, there is no reply!” he said today (June 2).
The Baleh assemblyman said should the ministry become an obstacle to the state’s vaccination plan, the minister-in-charge must inform the schools in the state to cooperate.
“If MoE becomes an obstacle, then the minister must tell the schools in Sarawak not to be obstinate.
“We need the support of all agencies in fighting Covid-19,” he added.