Civil servants told to help with vaccine registration

ALI speaks during Malaysia Prihatin programme. Photo: JaPen

KUCHING: Civil servants in Sarawak have been urged to help get people registered for the national Covid-19 immunisation programme.

In making this call, Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Datuk Ali Biju said registration can be made through various means.

“It can be doing using the MySejahtera application, and filling forms at district health offices and the nearest clinics. They can also get help from their community leaders,” he said in a Malaysia Prihatin programme with the civil servants here on Friday (April 16).

On handling Covid-19, Ali noted that the federal government has introduced measures to bring down the number of cases.

These measures include the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18, 2020, economic stimulus packages, the vaccine rollout and the Emergency Proclamation.

“The government has also introduced initiatives such as Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat, National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana), Strategic Program to Empower the People and the Economy (Pemerkasa) to help all those affected by the MCO,” he said.

At the state level, the government had also introduced the Sarawakku Sayang Special Assistance (BKSS) package in five phases.

The Malaysia Prihatin programme was coordinated by the Information Department with ministers and deputy ministers acting as implementers.

It is aimed at explaining the initiatives and measures taken by the government in tackling the pandemic.