SIBU: Members of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Sibu went from house to house around the Tiong Hua Zone housing estate on Thursday to ensure locals are not left behind from receiving the Covid-19 vaccines.
Led by Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew, the two-hour activity was aimed at finding residents, who have not yet registered (to receive vaccinations) or who have registered but have not received an appointment, to participate in the mobile vaccination programme.
“The response was very encouraging.
“Even though the activity ended around 6pm, there are still many more residents who want us to register their names to receive the vaccination.
“Unfortunately, we cannot cover all the residents as the quota is only for 50 people.
“However, we told the residents that we will come again today (Friday),” he said.
Lau, who is also SUPP Bawang Assan Branch chairman, said a mobile vaccination unit would be set up behind the Rejang Medical Centre (RMC) building with an initial target of 50 members of the public to receive vaccinations.
When asked why they chose the Tiong Hua Zone housing (which includes Jalan Foochow and Jalan Huo Ping), he said it was because the area recorded the highest cumulative cases in the last two weeks.
From his observation, he said the population in the zone is about half of the local population of Sibu.
“The rest are tenant residents who come from outside Sibu.
“Less than half have received vaccinations while, almost a third have registered but have not received an appointment and the rest have not yet registered,” Lau explained.
Also present was SUPP Bukit Assek Branch Youth chief Joseph Chieng.