Unimas thanked for helping to speed up vaccination

Unimas’ Delima Hall vaccination centre

By Nurin Yusrina

KUCHING: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos on Monday (June 14) thanked Universiti Malaysia Sarawak for helping the government to speed up the vaccination process in the district and state.

A vaccination centre has been set up at the university’s Dewan Delima to conduct at least 3,000 vaccinations every day to help in the rollout of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

“The Unimas hall is big. It is a very good gesture on the part of the university which is also providing volunteers to help out at the centre,” commented Minos.

“Vaccination is critical in our fight against Covid-19. We can only hope and pray that at least 80 percent of the people in Sarawak will be vaccinated by the end of August,” 

In a statement issued today (June 14), Minos said that his council was doing all it could to speed up vaccine rollout by offering Dewan Suarah Kota Samarahan as a vaccination centre. 

He said almost all businesses in Kota Samarahan were complying with the movement control order (MCO) to the letter.

“Only a few people did not comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs), probably due to a lack of information on the procedures.

“Those caught for the first time will just receive a warning. However, if they are caught many times, a fine will be imposed on their businesses in accordance with the procedures,” he explained.

Minos urged all parties to strictly follow the SOPs set forth by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and the Health Ministry to safeguard themselves and their loved ones from the virus.