KUCHING: The need to register for Covid-19 vaccines should be scrapped, said Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan.
He said the vaccination should instead be made compulsory and available at all private clinics and hospitals instead of being limited to government clinics and hospitals.
“No one should need to register for vaccination and wait for their turn to be vaccinated. The present procedure requiring registration for vaccination should be scrapped,” he said in a statement today (June 3).
Voon said at the same time, military doctors should also be mobilised to help government doctors and nurses in the fight against Covid-19.
“The army should be used to transport those who suffer from Covid-19 to be moved for quarantine and treatment,” he said.
At the same time, the PBK president said the only way to fight Covid-19 is to stay at home adding that no one should be allowed to go out unnecessarily during the lockdown.
“Relaxation for going out to purchase food, medicines and other necessities should be shortened to a few hours only, preferably not more than four hours on certain days only.
“Vaccine is not the answer because it was proven that complete lockdown was effective in the fight against Covid-19,” he said.
He also stressed that the government should not be too protective about the economy as life of citizens are of the utmost importance.
“We cannot fight Covid-19 half-heartedly with one side thinking of measures on how to save the economy while on the other hand thinking of how to save life affected by Covid-19,” he said.
He said Sarawak has the fund which should be used during total lockdown to help the jobless, the poor, lower income groups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and for the purchase of the vaccines directly from manufacturers.