SIBU: Local government agencies, private agencies, non-governmental organisations and the people are urged to support the national agenda of Healthy Malaysia (ANMS) introduced by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
In making the call, Deputy Minister of Public Health Housing and Local Government Michael Tiang Ming Tee said the goal of the ANMS is to keep Malaysians healthy by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy lifestyle is such as engaging in recreational activities, eating healthily and balanced diet, managing stress, not smoking and maintaining the cleanliness of the environment.
“No doubt, I fully support it. We don’t just want to be physically healthy but also mentally,” he stated when officiating at the opening ceremony of the ANMS Sibu Division level held at Wisma Sanyan here yesterday.
Sibu Divisional Resident Wong Hee Sieng and Sibu Divisional Health Officer Dr Teh Jo Hun were among those present.
Tiang, who is also Pelawan assemblyman, said it was not surprising that MoH placed the importance on the delivery of up-to-date and relevant information to all levels of society through various channels and media platforms including through the ANMS platform.
However, he said, the ministry also called for the cooperation and support of local community leaders to ensure the dissemination of messages at grassroots level towards creating a healthy and caring community.
‘Indeed, human life is of great value and that is the commitment of the MoH to perpetually strive to ensure the best services in health safeguarding so that it could be delivered to all levels of society to the grassroots.
“As we all know, we are in the Endemic Phase of COVID-19. The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been relaxed and our people have begun to enjoy life as they used to.
“Even so, there are still SOPs that are maintained such as wearing face masks in enclosed or buildings. Therefore, I urge all residents of Sibu Division in particular, to adhere to the SOPs set to prevent this COVID-19 infection,” he stressed.
Among the activities held during the event were children colouring contest, seven-step of correct way of hand washing competition and karaoke singing competition.