KUCHING: There is a need to speed up inoculation for people with disabilities (OKU) in the state.
Malaysian Society for the Blind, Sarawak Branch chairman Isak Ngau said the matter should be looked into particularly for the OKU in the Elite or Pelapis programme under the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KWKPK) who will be participating in a tournament in Johor next year.
“The inoculation for the OKU of Sarawak needs to be accelerated, including for their family members or housemates.
“Similar to national athletes under National Sports Council (MSN), the OKU athletes who will be representing the state in next year’s tournament need to be inoculated. The coaches, escorts and officers who are involved should also be included,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (June 9).
Isak noted that the Social Welfare Department (JKM) has the data on OKU in the state which should facilitate the process of contacting registered OKU for vaccination.
He pointed out that there were OKU who have registered on the MySejahtera application but have yet to be called or notified of the vaccination.
He urged the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to ensure that there was no double standard in the inoculation process for the masses.