Vaccines, medical equipment bound for Tawau


KUCHING: The C-130H aircraft from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Number 14 Squadron on Sunday (Aug 29) delivered vaccines and medical equipment from Sarawak, including Kuching, Sibu and Bintulu, to Tawau, Sabah. 

According to Malaysia’s 9th Infantry Brigade in a statement, the supplies arrived in Tawau at 4.45pm. 

“The vaccines and medical equipment were supplied by the Sibu Divisional Pharmacy Office and among the items delivered were six cartons of syringes, two cartons of vaccines, three cartons of sodium chloride injection and two cartons of vaccine cards,” it said. 

The RMAF C-130H aircraft departed Kuching International Airport (KIA) at 12.20pm, landed at Sibu Airport around 1pm before arriving at Tawau Airport at 4.45pm.

The aircraft was operated by Captain Mohamad Zulkarnain Johari with Captain Owi Wei Lunn as the assistant pilot and Captain Muhammad Haikal Rasdi as the flight navigator.

The vaccines were requested by the Sabah state government to speed up the vaccination rollout among the people in the state in the hope of achieving 80 percent herd immunity by October this year.

The loading of the vaccines and medical equipment by the Sibu Divisional Pharmacy Office personnel to C-130H aircraft from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) prior to take-off.

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