Water woes at quarantine centre addressed

Ding (left) visits the quarantine centre at Sungai Bakong, Bintangor.

KUCHING: The water supply disruption at a quarantine centre in Meradong is being addressed.

In revealing this, local assemblyman Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing said immediate action has been taken to purchase a water tank to increase water pressure at the establishment.

“The water tank has a capacity of 6,400 litres. I hope with the installation of this water tank, the problem of low water pressure can be overcome,” he said.

He was quoted as having said this on Saturday (April 17) in a report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

That day he visited the quarantine centre where he encouraged those quarantined at the centre to remain patient as efforts are underway to fully address the water issue.

“This is through the cooperation of the Sarikei Division Rural Water Supply Department (JBALB),” he said, adding that work to install the water tanks will be expedited.

He also hoped that the water tank has been installed, those being quarantined there would have adequate water supply during their stay.

Ding also thanked the Sarikei Hospital director Dr Tey Siew Chang for having visited the centre following complaints about unclean conditions in the washrooms.