MIRI: Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau today recommended the state government use health clinics in the rural areas as the Covid-19 vaccination centres in order to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
“In order to reach herd immunity, and build a massive immunity shield, we must utilise these clinics so that people in the rural area are not left behind in the effort,” he said.
Dennis mooted that health clinics in Telang Usan, such as in Long Bedian; Long Kevoc , Long Naah or Long Pillah be used as the Covid-19 vaccination centres.
“At the moment, people around Telang Usan have to drive to Long Lama to get vaccinated.
“Most of them have to spend more than RM300 just to travel to Long Lama from their respective longhouses,” he explained.
Dennis was met after visiting a Covid-19 vaccination centre at SJKC Kee Tee in Long Lama today.
Today, 282 people in Long Lama, including two elderly folks in their 80’s, received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase of the vaccination programme.
The second dose vaccination will be held on May 29.
Also present were Baram MP Anyi Ngau and Telang Usan district officer Baru Tai.