‘Info on Wheels’ agenda intensified

JaPen Sri Aman official Margaret Jana delivers the IOW announcement in efforts to educate the people about the programme.

SRI AMAN: The Sri Aman District Information Department (JaPen) continues to intensify the ‘Info on Wheels’ (IOW) programme in the state.

It also coincides with phase three of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).

Sri Aman district information officer Suhaili Awang said JaPen Sri Aman through the mobile unit vaccination centre (PPV) will continue to intensify the programme in the area.

“We will continue to intensify IOW programme especially in rural areas to help with the government’s goals of achieving 80 percent of immunisations among the people,” he said.

“JaPen Sri Aman will also involve with several government agencies as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), District Education Department and Sri Aman Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC),” he added.

Suhaili added that the IOW programme was formed to provide explanations on the importance of vaccine but this time it will include the help of Sri Aman Resident’s office and district offices in the areas.

“This year, JaPen Sri Aman is targeting to operate a total of 40 IOW programmes starting this July.

“So far, four IOW activities have been held involving the use of local dialects so that the information regarding the programme is easier to understand in efforts to plead more people to register for the vaccine.

“Efforts to educate the public through the IOW programme assist the community understand the importance of Covid-19 immunisations, preventing them from being misled by confusing information circulated on social media,” he added.