KUCHING: All citizens affected by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to be given immediate attention and action to ensure that their welfare is safeguarded.
Demak Laut assemblyman Dr Hazland Abang Hipni said that as an elected representative, it was a priority to help people undergoing quarantine at home due being positive for Covid-19 or having close contact with a positive case as well as those who had lost their source of income.
“The welfare of the people will continue to be prioritised in Demak Laut constituency even through we are currently going through Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
“The priority now is to ensure that every family has food on the table. Various strategies have been organised to ensure that no citizen is left out from receiving appropriate assistance during this period.
“This is a measure taken in order to bring a positive impact on lives and wellbeing, especially of those affected,” he said when commenting on the provision of food aid to residents of 28 villages in Demak Laut recently.
Every family that is undergoing quarantine and who has a quarantine letter from the Health Ministry (MoH) will be provided food aid.
Dr Hazland added that the people of Sarawak are very fortunate to have a government which is caring towards its people, including spending a sum of RM5.3 billion through the numerous Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) packages.
“Since it was first introduced in May last year, BKSS has now reached BKSS 7.0 which was announced by our chief minister in August this year, encompassing various assistance to all levels of society in Sarawak.
“In fact, the Sarawak government has also introduced the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) which will empower the state’s economy twofold in realising the aspiration of becoming a developed and high-income state by 2030.”
In addition, he pointed out that several government initiatives introduced prior to the Covid-19 pandemic had also been continued to ensure that people continue to receive assistance and enjoy development.
Dr Hazland urged residents in Demak Laut constituency who are affected and require assistance to send a brief message to 017-8585007.
The Demak Laut Constituency Service Centre will coordinate all requests and applications for assistance from the community in Demak Laut.