Housing and Local Govt Ministry embarks on three-pronged strategy to boost Covid-19 vaccination


GEORGE TOWN: The Housing and Local Government Ministry has embarked on a three-pronged strategy to increase the number of vaccinations in the country, says Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic).

The Housing and Local Government Minister said the government has embarked on calls, mobilisation and outreach units to ensure a higher percentage of vaccinations.

"A pilot project under the Voluntary Community Coordination project in Ampang recently was encouraging and we are planning to bring the programne nationwide in phases," said Zuraida after visiting the Balik Pulau Covid-19 Vaccination Centre, the second area identified for the programne here on Saturday (June 19).

"Calls will be made by the call centre unit to all who do not turn-up for the vaccination appointments as Malaysians feel the government cares if a call is made," she said.

Zuraida said the mobilisation unit will arrange for transport, especially in rural areas where people can be picked up and dropped off to ensure they do not miss their appointments.

"Finally under the outreach programme, local authorities, through the Building Commissioner, will be roped in to mobilise voluntary units to visit landed properties and high-rise buildings and get details of vaccine registration and appointments," she said.

Zuraida said the local authorities in this will play an important role as they have details of joint management bodies and management committees.

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