KUCHING: Sarawak Energy is focused on providing the necessary support to the authorities handling the rollout of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in Sarawak.
Its utility arm, Syarikat Sesco Berhad, remains in close communication with the Ministry of Health (MOH) regarding the need to ensure reliable supply for cold storage of the vaccines at 60 health facilities throughout Sarawak.
“Most of the facilities are equipped with backup generator sets whereas for the ones without, technical teams are placed on 24-hour standby for deployment of technical support and quick restoration in the event of a supply interruption.
“The technical support coordination at the various regions will be handled by the respective regional managers,” SEB said in a statement.
According to Sesco CEO Lau Kim Swee, they were well aware of the technical support required from them to ensure the smooth rollout.
“We have placed great emphasis in preparing for this, and taken proactive steps with regard to communicating with the relevant authorities to ensure that our team is ready for fast deployment during any eventualities.
“We have also set up a dedicated communication channel which includes two hotline numbers to Sarawak Energy Customer Care Centres between the health authority and the operations team of Sesco for fast alert notification.
“In addition, the operations team has also proactively engaged with the private hospitals for similar technical support.”
He also stated that the team’s proactive preliminary preparation included undertaking the necessary maintenance work to ensure all equipment was operating with efficiency and closely monitoring the supply system’s operations.
“I would like to remind all third-party contractors to contact us before starting excavation works to avoid damaging underground cables causing supply interruptions which may also affect nearby health facilities and storage centres.
“The contractors must check on cable routes and to not assume the location or depth of the underground cables. This will also ensure the safety of the contractors and their workers.
“Let’s work together to avoid unnecessary supply interruptions particularly at a crucial time like this.”