Sri Aman aims to vaccinate over 75k in three phases

SIMANGGANG: The Sri Aman Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force aims to vaccinate some 79,874 people in three phases, with completion scheduled by mid-August.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas commended the task force, which is led by divisional health officer Dr Euphrasia Bari, for its detailed preparations.

He was accompanied by Simanggang assemblyman Datuk Francis Harden Hollis during a briefing on Sri Aman’s vaccination programme on Monday (June 14).

Uggah advised the task force to fully utilise the 12,000 doses it would be given weekly.

“Some 48,233 people in the Sri Aman and Lubok Antu districts have registered themselves for vaccination to date. The division has two large vaccination centres (PPVs), which are the Sri Aman Civic Centre and Lubok Antu District Council Sports Complex.

“There are also 12 other community centres, including four private clinics,” he told the media after visiting the Sri Aman Civic Centre PPV on Monday.

Uggah, who is also the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee chairman, said the task force would also reach out to 64 interior locations — 27 are reachable by rivers while 37, by land.

“The Flying Doctor Service will be used to reach out to eight other locations.”