Sarawak gets assurance on vaccine supplies

Uggah (left) and Khairy in a photo call at the Mosti office.

KUCHING: Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has assured that his ministry would supply Sarawak with the required vaccine supplies to complete its vaccination programme by end of August.

He gave the assurance during a visit by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman, to Putrajaya on Monday.

“Khairy has given us the assurance. His kind gesture will greatly facilitate our plan to complete our immunisation programme,” Uggah said today.

He added that the federal government had recognised and appreciated the state’s immunisation roll-out programme.

Uggah was accompanied by SDMC deputy chairman Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik, who is also Deputy State Secretary.

“Mosti, Ministry of Health (MoH) and others have indicated they are prepared to help us meet the deadline.

“So, I’m optimistic our roll-out programme will be on schedule.”

Uggah and Ik Pahon were also briefed on the Sarawak Immunisation Roll-out Programme during the visit. They were further briefed by the MoH MySejahtera team on the registration programme.

On this, Uggah said Mosti and MoH were ready to help incorporate all those registrations for the vaccination done manually into their system.

On another note, he reiterated his call for Sarawakians who had not registered themselves to be vaccinated to do so immediately.

“They can do this by three methods. First, they can apply through the MySejahtera platform.

“Secondly, they can register through the MoH vaccination website which is www.vaksincovid.gov.my. And lastly, for those in rural areas, they should approach their respective District or Resident’s offices to register themselves.

“I hope those concerned will do so immediately to allow us to prepare our vaccination schedule.”

Meanwhile in Kuching, Health Minister Datuk Dr Adham Baba and his deputy Datuk Aaron Dagang paid a courtesy call on Uggah today.

Senior officers joining them briefed Uggah on the ministry’s current and coming efforts to help Sarawak fight the spike in positive cases reported daily.

Sarawak plans to vaccinate some 2.2 million Sarawakians and non-Sarawakians.