IPOH: The Perak MCA public service and complaints bureau will be assisting people, especially senior citizens, to register for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Its chief Low Guo Nan said many people, especially the elderly, did not have the MySejahtera application due to not having smartphones, and some were not well-versed in using the Internet for online registration.
He said people could come to the state MCA headquarters here from 2pm to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays.
“We want to help the government achieve its objective of getting 80% of the population vaccinated.
“Until Thursday (March 4) night, about two million people had registered for the programme through the MySejahtera application, but this figure is not even 10% of the target, ” he told reporters Friday (March 5).
Low said according to the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), it has set up a hotline, and to enable people to register online.
“I hope JKJAV will update its website soon, so that people are able to start registering fast, ” he said.
Low said because the registration rate for the vaccine was low, he decided to take the initiative to help people who are not well-versed with information technology to help them register.
“We are also having manual forms, in case the online registration does not go through due to technical problems, ” he said.