Vaccination for all, stresses Nangka assemblyman

JPAM personnel helping bedridden people to get vaccinated.

KUCHING: Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee has rubbished claims that the five-day vaccination programme at the Sibu Muslim Welfare Trust Board Hall vaccination centre (PPV), which ended on Sunday (June 27), was only meant for Nangka constituents.

“The vaccination programme involved many people from Sibu and their names were submitted by the respective village development and security committee (JKKK). Vaccination is also for other groups,” he said on his Facebook page on Monday (June 28).

He said besides the list of names received for the programme, among those who were vaccinated were food delivery riders, students and committee members of churches, temples, mosques and surau in Sibu.

“Vaccines were also given to people who are bedridden whereby they were brought to the PPV with help from the Civil Defence Department (JPAM).”

Dr Annuar at the Sibu Muslim Welfare Trust Board Hall PPV.

Dr Annuar, who is also the Nangka assemblyman, acknowledged that there were still many yet to be vaccinated or not registered.

“I will work with the JKKK to ensure that no one is left out and we will carry out another vaccination programme.”

During the programme, more than 2,900 people were vaccinated, exceeding the target of 2,000 people, he said.

“As of now, more than 50 per cent of Sibu’s population has received their first dose.

“I hope that vaccine supplies will be sufficient and I believe that by the middle or end of next month, the whole of Sibu will received the first dose.”