KOTA KINABALU: NGO Angkatan Perpaduan Sabah (APS) has suggested that personnel from the Health Ministry (MOH) to be assigned at road blocks (SJR) mounted throughout the State, as part of Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) measures, to effectively break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.
Its Vice President, Paul Kadau, said this is important because he was made to understand that these SJRs only involved the police and personnel from other enforcement agencies like Rela without any presence of MOH personnel, like those on the roads between Kota Kinabalu and Keningau.
And the enforcement officers and personnel at these SJRs are only asking motorists from where and where they want to go, including those going from one district to another, which is probably not effective to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
“It is compulsory for MOH personnel to also be assigned or present together with the police and other enforcement agencies at these SJRs to properly check like the people’s temperature and so on, so to effectively ensure no one with Covid-19 or carriers get pass through the SJRs,” he said in a statement Sunday.
He hope the Government, particularly MOH, will look into this and take immediate action to improve the approach at these SJR.
He said the current approach of these SJRs (of just asking from where and to where motorists are going) is also probably one of the reasons why Covid-19 cases continue to be detected in various districts throughout the State. -pr/BNN