KUCHING: The Santubong parliamentary constituency is optimistic it can vaccinate 70 percent of its constituents and achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 by August, provided it is able to receive sufficient supply of vaccines.
“Fighting Covid-19 and ensuring the people’s safety is our main priority right now.
“We have been working hard in engaging the people and making the necessary arrangements to facilitate this vaccination programme,” said Santubong MP Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
“We have made all the necessary preparation for this. I have visited the centres and everything is running efficiently and in a systematic manner.
“If we can get the vaccination fast, we can get 70 percent of the people in Santubong area vaccinated by August,” he said after visiting six vaccination centres (PPV), in the area today (June 19).
He said that he would meet with Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to request for sufficient vaccines for his constituency.
Santubong currently has six PPVs at Santubong Health Clinic, Buntal Health Clinic, Telaga Air Health Clinic, Bako Health Clinic, Sematan Health Clinic and Tanah Puteh Health Clinic, made available for its folks.
Presently, these centres could only administer around 3,000 jabs per week.
“In terms of the vaccine roll-out programme, both logistics arrangements as well as getting the people’s support and participation are very well prepared,” said Wan Junaidi.
For this he commended the representatives of the area, Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu (Tanjung Datu), Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi (Pantai Damai) and Dr Hazland Abang Hipni (Demak Laut) who have been very proactive in getting the people to participate in the national vaccination programme as well as preparing the logistics arrangement.
Wan Junaidi, who is also Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister, said he was allocating RM35,000 as a token of appreciation to the volunteers assigned to help at the six vaccination centres.
Of the amount, RM10,000 will be distributed to Tanjung Datu, RM15,000 to Pantai Damai and RM10,000 to Demak Laut.