Vaccine shipment good news for Kapit folk

KUCHING: Future weekly shipment of Covid-19 vaccine to Kapit will expedite herd immunity among residents, says Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi.

The Kapit MP added that the recent announcement of 16,680 doses to Kapit was another piece of good news.

“The Sarawak government’s plan to carry out vaccination in various rural locations in Kapit Division is practical.

“I wish the teams all the best and I’m prepared to extend any kind of assistance to ensure its success,” he said on Monday (June 14).

On Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg’s recent visit to Kapit, Nanta said it allowed the top brass to see for themselves the challenges faced by residents, especially in areas such as Song, Bukit Mabong and Belaga, during the pandemic.

He thanked Abang Johari for allocating RM400,000 to upgrade the mortuary and RM4.5 million to upgrade the intensive care unit at Kapit Hospital.

“The Sarawak government’s efforts to help upgrade the facilities at Kapit Hospital will not only benefit the folk here, but it will also help our medical frontliners execute their duties smoothly, especially during this challenging time.

“I’m also grateful to the hard-working team in Kapit comprising the Resident’s Office, the District Office, the Medical Department, hospitals as well as other departments and agencies.

“They have demonstrated commitment and dedication in discharging their duties ever since MCO 1.0.”

Nanta reminded folk to always follow Covid-19 standard operating procedures set by authorities as “it is crucial to play one’s part in the fight against Covid-19.”