More than 200 at Kajang council urged to get jabs through Selvax programme


By CY LEE

Nor Zulaila proposes that MPKj look into relocating roadside traders in the municipality to a more suitable area.

KAJANG Municipal Council (MPKj) is aiming for at least 80% of its staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible.

MPKj acting president Mohd Raiz Radzuan said there were over 200 employees yet to be vaccinated and urged them to take advantage of Selangor government’s Selvax programme.

“We submitted their names to the secretariat at Dewan Sri Cempaka MPKj Vaccination Centre, for them to get vaccinated,” he said during the council’s full board meeting yesterday.

“We are aware of those who are reluctant and will ensure they are given a proper explanation on the vaccination, so that we can get at least 80% of our staff vaccinated.”

He added that the council was involved in the Selvax Community Vaccination Programme at Dewan Sri Cempaka MPKj Vaccination Centre.

The programme, which began on July 26 and would end today, was able to deliver up to 2,600 doses a day, said Mohd Raiz.

On another matter, he said the council’s Enhanced MCO Operations Room, set up earlier this month, had so far received 53 requests for food aid and 35 complaints related to the pandemic.

Kajang municipal councillor Nor Zulaila Abd Ghani urged the council to look at relocating roadside traders to a more suitable area.

“The National Security Council decided that morning and night markets are not allowed to operate, but people are now trading by the roadside and causing traffic problems.

“These stalls do not have Rela volunteers to control traffic nor do they have the SOP like markets have,” she said.

“We understand that in challenging times, people still have to earn a living and some have decided to try their luck as traders,” she added.

Nor Zulaila urged the council to act fairly against hawkers to ensure that there was a balance between safety and understanding their situation as well as not ignoring the plight of market traders.

“If open-air markets can open, it may reduce the number of roadside hawkers and traders,” she said.

On dengue, Mohd Raiz said Hulu Langat had 2,053 cases, which was the second highest in Selangor. There were no deaths reported.

“The number of cases in Hulu Langat for the week ending June 26 reduced by 60.2% this year compared to last year, which recorded 5,159 cases.

“There were 1,532 cases recorded in the jurisdiction of MPKj for Week 25. There were no deaths,” he added.

There are 27 localities which recorded outbreaks, with six hotspots identified — two each in Semenyih and Sungai Ramal and one each in Kajang and Balakong.

Meanwhile, the council’s Municipal Services and Health Department, through its enforcement arm Gempur, seized one lorry and three vans last month for illegal dumping.

The council also issued 65 compounds to those nabbed for illegal dumping last month.

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