Saturday, September 18, 2021

Persons with Disabilities

331 OKU receive first vaccine dose at Normah

KUCHING: Three hundred and thirty-one persons with disabilities (OKU) received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Normah Medical Specialist Centre today (June 19).    The vaccination programme for the OKU was organised by the specialist centre in collaboration...

Speed up vaccination for OKU

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...

Lend a helping hand to the needy

KUCHING: The Persatuan Anak Istimewa Sarawak (Perais) is appealing to members of the public for contribution towards its newly established Food Basket Fund.  Perais president Rapelson Richard Hamit said the fund was established to help the people with disabilities (OKU)...

Association wants comprehensive assistance for OKU

KUCHING: The Persatuan Anak Istimewa Sarawak (Perais) wants persons with disability (OKU) be given comprehensive assistance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its president Rapelson Richard Hamit said OKU Sarawak wants to present a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Department on their...

Over 200 receive vaccine in Song

SONG: 240 people, consisting of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those with chronic illnesses, have received their Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine at the Rumah Rehat Kerajaan Song vaccination centre here. Song Health Clinic senior assistant medical officer Salin Guya said...

Rights of the disabled during pandemic

BY ERDA KHURSYIAH BASIR This article is in conjunction with the annual Workers’ Day celebration on May 1. As the nation prepares to celebrate Workers’ Day on Saturday, albeit on a limited scale due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark truth...

Serba Dinamik paying it forward

KUCHING: Serba Dinamik Bintulu Service Centre paid a second visit to Laura Sigau, the daughter of one of its staff members, at Kidurong Avenue in Bintulu on April 6. Eight-year-old Laura, who is a person with disabilities (OKU), is unable...

Vaccination roll out in Bintulu

BINTULU: The second phase of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for the division has started today and will commence till April 26. The programme which is administring Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines is prioritising senior citizens aged 60 above, patients with chronic...

Perais welcomes govt’s latest initiative

KUCHING: Persatuan Anak Istimewa Sarawak (Perais) welcomes the government’s initiative to increase the maximum salary eligibility limit for recipients of Disabled Workers Allowance (EPC) from RM1,200 to RM1,500. Perais president Rapelson Richard Hamit pointed out that the government should consider...

Vocational training centres for special needs people

KUCHING: Sarawak is in dire need to establish vocational training centres specialised for people with special needs, said Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah. “We have proposed to the Education Ministry for the...
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