SIBU: Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has reminded people on the need to continue observing standard operating procedures (SOP).
“Even though we are in the endemic phase we cannot ignore the SOPs,” he said at a frontliners appreciation dinner on Friday.
“Do not forget to remind all patients or the community who come to the clinic or hospital to always practice the SOPs because Covid-19 is still around,” he said.
Tiong also reminded employers, especially large firms,to take care of their foreign workers.
“I urge them to take care of the welfare of their employees more responsibly, especially in seeking treatment in hospitals or clinics,” he said.
Five cases of the fast-spreading Covid-19 Omicron BA.5 variant have been detected in the country, according to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
He warned the public that the ministry expected the number of Covid-19 cases to rise in the next few weeks as the newer Omicron variants spread easily.
Meanwhile, at the event, Tiong expressed his gratitude to all frontliners of the Ministry of Health (MOH) for helping a lot, especially during the Covid 19 pandemic in the last two years, and for willing to sacrifice their time and energy.
“I know some have had to work 24 hours and be in hospital for months to help the nation.
“I represent the entire population of Bintulu and as a Member of Parliament would like to thank you all for your contributions to the people of Bintulu throughout the pandemic.”
Tiong also extended his gratitude to all the agencies in Bintulu who were involved during the pandemic.
He showed his support by providing an allocation to the Bintulu Hospital Charity Fund, which is still in the registration process, to help less fortunate residents get treatment at the hospital.
“I fully support the establishment of this charity fund. As a sign of support, I also take this opportunity to announce a fund of RM100,000 for this fund,” he said.
Also present were Bintulu Divisional Health Officer Dr Melvin Chung and Bintulu Hospital Director Dr Suzalina Sulaiman.