Residents in the Jelawat constituency can rest easy knowing that a free door-to-door van service has been provided to ferry them to the vaccination centre at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) here to take their COVID-19 vaccination.
Jelawat state assemblyman Abdul Azziz Kadir said it was an initiative to support the vaccination exercise, adding the move received a good response from the people.
Abdul Azziz told Bernama today, the state assembly’s service centre also received messages from children who are living elsewhere to arrange for their ageing parents to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination centre.
Apart from transporting vaccine recipients, he said, the van is also used to disseminate information on the importance of taking vaccination to the constituents through its public address system.
Abdul Azziz said discussions were also held with Bachok district chief Mohd Farid Abdul Razak to open vaccination centres at three service centres namely Jelawat, Pantai Irama and Tawang soon for the convenience of the people.
Ahmad Ismail, 71, from Kampung Permatang Pasir Gunong said the van service had eliminated his worry of getting to the vaccination centre in UMK after he received his appointment date, adding he was thankful for the convenience.
Fellow constituent, Jamilah Yaacob, 53, from Kampung Telaga Ara said apart from facilitating residents’ movement, the service also complied with the standard operating procedures set to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, such as providing face masks, logbook, thermal scanner and hand sanitiser.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency