Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Seri Dr. Sim Kui Hian spaeking on the Movement Control Order (MCO) during the Covid-19 pandemic in the State. Also seen (from left) Deputy State Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar, State Health Director Dr. Chin Zin Hing and First Infantry Division Commander Major General Datuk Md Din Abu.

KUCHING: Medicines are aplenty, but how to get them to non Covid-19 patients?

“If a lot of them (non Covid-19 patients) come to collect their medications, they would be gathering and put themselves and others at risk,” said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

So what’s the solution?

“I have already discussed the issue with Health Department director Dr Chin Zin Hing. He said most of the clinics will send medications to their patients. In an emergency or for some really important reasons patients can collect their medicines, but they should not go for ordinary appointments,” he said.

Sim explained that medicines can be either delivered to patients or patients can personally hand over their prescriptions to obtain their medicines.

He pointed out that the Sarawak Heart Centre allowed medications to be delivered by Poslaju, and instead of giving a month’s supply, they would get bigger supplies for longer usage.