Rural PPVs expedite vaccination among longhouse residents

Rolland (fifth left) visiting the PPV at Rh Naing Numpi, Ulu Lijan.

KUCHING: Setting up vaccination centres (PPVs) in rural areas will expedite the vaccine rollout, especially to longhouse residents, says Rolland Duat Jubin.

The Meluan assemblyman lauded the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme’s (NCIP) PPV at Rumah (Rh) Naing Numpi, Ulu Lijan in Julau.

“This PPV is one of several PPVs being set up to further speed up the vaccination process to the population in rural areas and achieve herd immunity,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (July 8).

Recently, he visited the PPV to monitor the vaccine rollout to its dwellers and nearby villagers.

“In this vaccine rollout, 300 vaccine doses were administered to residents of five longhouses in Ulu Lijan.”

Rolland also thanked the frontliners from the mobile vaccination team of Sarikei and Julau. “This is despite facing the daunting challenges in implementing the NCIP in rural areas.”

He also visited the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme project in the area.

He said the project, which has been completed, benefitted all five longhouses in the area.

“The residents expressed their thanks to the Sarawak government for always looking after the needs of the people.”