Smooth vaccine rollout in Beluru

Penguang (second right) exchanges pleasantries with locals at the Beluru community hall PPV.

KUCHING: The vaccine rollout at the Beluru community hall vaccination centre (PPV) was conducted smoothly, said Local Government Assistant Minister Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil.

He said the vaccination involved recipients who have registered through MySejahtera and those who registered manually through the district office.

“I am thankful that everything went smoothly and was handled well by the Health Ministry and the District Disaster Management Committee.

“The names of the recipients listed from these two sources namely MySejahtera and manual registration will be announced by the district office.

“Next, they will contact prospective vaccine recipients and ensure that they come to receive their vaccine jabs at the PPV according to the schedule that has been set,” he said in a Facebook post today.

On Friday he visited the Beluru community hall PPV to monitor the vaccination process there.

Penguang said the district office was also assisted by community leaders, councillors, village and longhouse chiefs, service centre staff as well as village youth.

“This is to ensure that no one is left behind as not all rural areas have good telecommunication coverage; in fact many of the senior citizens listed do not use smartphones,” he said.

The Marudi assemblyman said there are several PPVs set up in the constituency such as Beluru Community Hall, Marudi Civic Centre, Long Lama Health Clinic, Bekenu Community Hall and health clinics in the interior.

“This is determined by the locality of each vaccine recipient. Once again I would like to thank all the officers and staff involved in the vaccine rollout,” he said.