Mobile team vaccinating OKU and bedridden patients

A screengrab of a video showing a medical nurse injecting a vaccine recipient.

BINTULU: The Bintulu Division Health Office has deployed its vaccination mobile team which is going from house-to-house to inoculate people with disabilities (OKU) and bedridden patients.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said that the team had injected ten people from Rumah Engkabang, Mile 14, Jalan Bintulu-Miri as well as other housing estates.

“The house-to-house vaccination programme will be expanded to the whole Bintulu Division including Sebauh, Tatau and Jepak using three approaches namely, by land, water and also the flying doctor service for rural areas,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday (July 12).

Tiong went on to thank Bintulu Health Division Officer Dr Melvin Chung for leading the programme and carrying out the initiative to help those who were unable to travel to the vaccination centres.  

The mobile vaccination programme was carried out in collaboration with the Bintulu Parliamentary Constituency Service Centre and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

“At the same time, I urge those who are physically healthy not to take advantage of this mobile vaccination programme,” he said.

Tiong added that the vaccination programme for high-risk areas had also successfully inoculated 2,712 residents in the Sungai Plan area and 845 residents at RPR Kidurong so far.

“Although the vaccination programme in Bintulu is in full swing and the number of cases is declining, please do not let your guard down. Remain vigilant,” he stressed.

The MP said that relevant parties were still diligently tracking down suspected cases and screening about 2,000 people daily.

“Continuous detection is one of the most important aspects in combating this pandemic and we must continue to monitor the situation from time to time,” said Tiong.