More help for Sarawak to fight spike in Covid-19 cases, says Khairy

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin visiting a hospital in Sarawak during his one-day working visit to the state on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Health Facebook.

KUCHING, Sept 26 – Minister of Health Khairy Jamaluddin today announced several measures that will be taken to help Sarawak fight a spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.

He said the strategies would include providing booster dose beginning October, increasing Intensive Care Units (ICU) capacity, additional manpower mobilisation, virtual Covid-19 Assessment Centres (CACs) as well as community empowerment for effective testing, tracing and isolation.

The state reported a total of 2,943 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 199,089 so far.

 Khairy started his one-day working visit to the state meeting up the Special Committee on Pandemic Management and Immunisation chaired by Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Amar Douglas Unggah Embas.

Among the Sarawak minister present at the meeting were State Health Minister Datuk Seri Profesor Dr Sim Kui Hian and Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Dato Sri Dr. Stephen Rundi Atom

Following a press conference, Khairy and the senior management of his ministry also held a hybrid meeting with the Sarawak Health Department.

The minister also visited the project site of Hospital Petra Jaya and the blood bank of Hospital Umum Sarawak here.