Vaccination rollout in Sarawak a success due to state government’s strong support

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KUCHING: The strong support of the state government has contributed to the success and the speed of the vaccination rollout in Sarawak.

This was pointed out by the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas after he visited the vaccination centre at the Lundu Civic Centre here today (July 6).

“Sarawak does not rely on the federal government’s input alone as Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has been supportive in terms of funds and resources.

“That is why now we are among the top states in the country in the number of vaccinations already given out,” he told the reporters.

Uggah added that the success of the vaccination rollout in the state also depended on the supplies of vaccines given by the federal government.

“If Kuala Lumpur and the National Covid 19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) did not give us the vaccines, we will not be able to reach our target of vaccinating 2.2 million people in the state by the end of August

“The CITF has promised to deliver what we need and we have requested 430,000 doses per week,” he revealed.

Uggah added that the state had vaccinated 1,552,944 Sarawakians; 1,226,659 of them had received their first dose while the remaining had completed their second dose..

“We are now targeting over 60,000 doses daily. Yesterday (July 5), we managed to vaccinate 56,058 individuals,” he said.

He added that the state also had a total of 313 vaccination centres (PPVs). 

“These include 68 public PPVs; 84 private clinics; 51 government clinics; 24 general hospitals; 35 industry vaccination centres; 12 private hospitals; 36 mobile centres; two AstraZeneca centres; and a university vaccination (PPV IPT) centre.

“We are also assisted by the military combat medic teams operating in various forward locations in Lawas, Miri and Kapit. With their involvement, our progress has been very fast and widespread,” he added.

 Uggah also applauded Gabungan Parti Sarawak elected representatives who had generously chipped in to help the vaccination programmes in their respective constituencies along with several non-government organisations (NGOs) and corporate bodies.

He added he was pleased with the positive response of the residents in Lundu.

“Of the 23,584 people who have registered for the vaccination, 75 percent of them (17,951) had received their first dose while the remaining 35 per cent received their second dose,” he added.

Also present at the Lundu vaccination centre were the SDMC advisor, Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Deputy State Secretary Datuk Ik Pahon, Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Ainu and Kuching Resident Sherrina Hussaini.

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