THE Selangor government must put on hold its Covid-19 vaccination programme for the private sector and prioritise residents in its designated enhanced movement control order areas, instead.
Selangor MCA liaison committee chairman Datuk Ng Chok Sin said the state should do so in such areas to prevent major outbreaks and reduce the rate of mortality.
He said, in a statement, that the state had earlier procured 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
The vaccines were initially allocated under Selangor’s Selvax vaccination programme for them to be resold to private corporations.
However, with the increase in Covid-19 daily cases exceeding 5,000 in recent days in Selangor, Ng said the state government should put on hold the vaccines for the private sector and redistribute them to residents in the enhanced MCO areas in Selangor.
“It is incumbent on the state government to administer the Covid-19 vaccines under the programme so that this initiative can be launched immediately and effectively.
“If Selangor is still unable to do so, it will be difficult to remove the stigma of being the worst hit state despite it being the richest and most developed,” he added.