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Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society: A focus on healthy aging

Retiring does not mean expiring. In the hope of keeping senior citizens busy, the Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society (SGGS) actively holds events and seminars. Despite the pandemic, the society continues its aim via the internet. Full and productive lives in golden...

Senior citizens, poor and disabled receive food aid

BINTANGOR: A group of 50 senior citizens, poor and persons with disabilities (OKU) received contributions in the form of food essentials under the Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) ziarah programme, which is currently touring Meradong constituency to help the...

Five senior citizens made homeless in afternoon fire

SIMANGGANG: Five senior citizens aged between 66 and 87 years were made homeless when fire razed three double-storey houses in Punggu Tapang, Jalan Sri Aman-Serian on Sunday (July 11). The fire victims comprise an 87-year-old woman who was living in...

Door-to-door vaccine programme blueprint for underserved communities

KUALA LUMPUR: Bedridden individuals and their caregivers in Malaysia have started receiving their Covid-19 vaccine under a door-to-door programme to assess non-governmental organisations’ (NGO) capacity to reach and cover underserved communities. MERCY Malaysia Health Unit head Dr Mohammad Iqbal Omar, told...

Vaccination programme enters critical phase

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will receive more than 12 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines this month, making the next three months critical and challenging for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), said Khairy Jamaluddin. The PICK Coordinating Minister said with the...

Rep joins house-to-house jab drive

IGAN: Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya recently joined officers from the Kampung Igan Health Clinic in carrying out the house-to-house vaccination programme in Kampung Igan. The Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) said through the programme, six senior citizens received...

105-year-old senior citizen relieved to be vaccinated for Covid-19

KUALA KRAI: A 105 years old man from Kampung Bahagia here was relieved after completing two doses of Covid-19 vaccine while other senior citizens were happy to given the protection against the infection. The centenarian, Mamat Mat Ali and his...

SUPP Kuching vows to continue helping needy

KUCHING: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP), Kuching Branch will continue to distribute food supplies to the needy and ferry senior citizens to vaccination centres during the ongoing pandemic. “On June 23, we provided food assistance to residents of KMC Flats...

Senior citizens share their jab stories

KUCHING: Since the start of phase two of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, the Sarawak government has prioritised vaccination for those aged 60 and above as they are more vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus. Elderly folk and those with comorbidities...

600 senior citizens receive second vaccine dose

SRI AMAN: Six hundred senior citizens today (June 26) received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose at the Dewan Suarah Sri Aman vaccination centre (PPV).  PPV coordinator Dr Janariah Jangani told the Information Department (JaPen) here that the vaccine recipients comprised the...
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KUCHING: Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) welcomes Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s assurance that the federal government, through...
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