KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas visited the Covid-19 One Stop Centre at Kuching South City Council (MBKS) in Padungan here on Wednesday (may 12).
The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman observed operations at the centre while being briefed by Dr Cheong Yaw Liang, the centre head.
Accompanying both were Kuching Division medical officer Dr Eunice Mellisa Joseph and Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) infectious disease specialist Dr Chua Hock Hin.
Uggah was briefed on the functions of the centre such as providing swab tests, Covid-19 signs and symptoms assessment, compounds for standard operating procedure (SOP) violations and issuance of quarantine and release orders.
The centre began operations on May 3 and is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays and from 8am to 12pm on weekends and public holidays.
“To date, 3,408 people had undergone swab tests at the centre; 2,407 were swabbed by the mobile team; 84 came for sign and symptom assessments; 1,101 were issued with quarantine orders; 335 were given release orders while two individuals were issued with compounds.
“The public can call the centre’s hotline at 082-597539, 082-597790 for enquiries or just walk in for assessments on their health,” said Uggah.
Uggah’s entourage included Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, MBKS mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng, and Security and Enforcement Unit director Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung.
State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion also made a similar visit to the centre. He was accompanied by his deputy Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik.