KAPIT: Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development, Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi officiated at the two-day Health Carnival under ‘Health Programme For Malaysia Series 12’ on Saturday afternoon held at Kapit Town Square from 6 and 7 August.
The programme under the ‘Rural Transformation National Blue Ocean Strategy 4’ hosted here was the second programme organised so far in Sarawak.
The first was held at Sibuti, Miri earlier that was jointly organised by Kolej Tun Di Ismail, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, NBOS, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Pusat Perubatan Malaysia, University Sultan Idris and the Health Department here.
To coincide with the programme several activities were slotted together include free health screening, eye screening, dental checking, checking for male and female sickness, health consultation and mass blood donation campaign, children colouring contest and a demonstration on CPR (cardio pulmonary respiration).
In his remark at the function Nanta thanked the organisers for organising such a meaningful programme in Kapit and he was happy to note that the programme received an overwhelming response from the public, a testimony of the success since it is well received by the rural community here.
“The government is committed to uplift the health standard and quality of life of the people and under the Rural Transformation Program, it’s not just infrastructure and amenity development, it also emphasis on social-economic and education development.
Today the health carnival tells us how important it is for us to look after our own health.
This reflects the government focus on the well being of rural folks. When the programme is held here, we benefited from it and we thanked the government for the caring attitude,” he said.
Present together at the function were Bukit Goram state assemblyman Jefferson Jamit Unyat, Deputy Director (development) Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Lieutenant Colonel Professor Dr Zulkifli Md Zainuddin, head of unit Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Abdul Kahar Abdullah, Dr Clarence Lei from Normah Specialist Clinic, Kapit Division Resident Joseph Belayong and Kapit Health Superintendent Henry Empangau.