Army helps fly COVID-19 vaccine to remote Ba’kelalan in Sarawak

– The Malaysian Armed Forces’ (ATM) Combat Medic Vaccination Team (CMVT) today flew COVID-19 vaccine to remote Ba’kelalan in Sarawak’s Limbang Division, located about 1,081 kilometres from here to help make the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) a success.

The 1 Infantry Division Headquarters in a statement today said the team consisting of two medical officers and seven paramedics were deployed to Ba’kelalan from Miri Airport aboard an RMAF EC 725 aircraft at 9 am and arrived about 40 minutes later.

“The CMVT team is expected to start the vaccination process from June 22 to 27 involving residents in Ba’kelalan and Long Semado with a target of more than 1,000 recipients,” said the statement.

So far, there are five vaccination locations in rural areas in three Divisions in Sarawak that have been identified, namely Limbang, Kapit and Sibu with the vaccine delivery process using air, water and land routes.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency