Study to increase jab centres in Bintulu

Tiong (left) monitors a vaccination centre in Bintulu.

BINTULU: The relevant authorities are currently studying the possibility of increasing the number of vaccination centres (PPVS) especially in densely populated areas in the district.

Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing added this was part of the efforts to address the vaccination demand and to achieve   herd immunity as quickly as possible.

He said that although there were several PPVs in Bintulu, they were still insufficient.

He went on to explain that the study on the establishment of more vaccination centres was done from various perspectives, including recruitment of additional human resources, identification of suitable sites or space and others.

“I personally visited two PPVs on Sunday morning (June 13) and checked locations in the Kidurong area which had the potential to serve as PPVs and have met the required criteria,” he said in a Facebook post today (Monday).

Tiong also called on the industrial sector or large enterprises to cooperate with the government in the vaccination programme in order to inoculate more industrial workers.

“However, employers must bear the associated costs,” he said.

In the meantime, Tiong urged vaccine recipients to follow the vaccination appointments given through the MySejahtera application to avoid overcrowding and long hours of waiting.

“The whole vaccination process is neatly planned and work arrangements are made in an orderly manner in order to prevent any cross-infection,” he said.

Tiong added that there were a few people who thought they could cut the queue by arriving a few hours earlier before the appointment time.

However, they ended up frustrated and got into altercations with the PPV staff.

“Follow the given appointment time because everybody has a chance to be vaccinated, and do not cut the line and create chaos,” he advised.

Tiong also urged the police to investigate anyone who had caused panic on the social media and jeopardised the harmony in the society.

“If such situations are allowed to continue, when will we learn to have self-discipline, cooperate and unite? And when can this pandemic end?” he asked.