Reopening of reflexology centres still to be discussed


KUCHING: The state government through the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KWKPK) will discuss with the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) permission to re-operate reflexology centres in Sarawak.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah, said that her ministry has received many requests to allow massage services to reopen, especially for massage centre practitioners who are disabled or people with disabilities (OKU).

“The OKU community – the blind masseurs who operate massage centres are currently burdened in terms of paying rent due to the Covid-19 pandemic that put their businesses on pause.

“The rents are up to RM450 until RM2,500 per month. Not only that, it affects them greatly as they (blind masseurs) do not have any income other than their massage business,” she told the reporters after the handover ceremony of food aid for the visually impared OKU at Youth and Sports Complex, today.

Therefore, Fatimah assured that she will meet with SDMC to propose the matter and ask for the best views as soon as possible.