By Norrasyidah Arshad
SHAH ALAM, March 17 — Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged other states to follow in the footsteps of the Selangor government in helping the people to register for the Covid-19 vaccine.
He said Selangor’s move to approach residents in certain areas is seen to be more effective due to the complicated registration process.
“The MySejahtera’s process, registration and inspection are too complicated. Many forms have to be filled out, so it is inconvenient for some of those in rural areas and people in general.
“The government needs to frame a module to simplify and speed up the registration process. Now the percentage of those registered for the vaccine is very low,” he said at a press conference yesterday.
Anwar added that the PKR MPs should use their respective offices as a place for the people to go and get themselves registered.
On March 6, Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari announced that grassroots leaders will be mobilised to public areas, such as markets, and conduct house-to-house visits to get the public to signup for the vaccine.
As of yesterday, a total of 346,508 individuals received injections nationwide with Selangor continuing to register the highest with 41,913 people.
The immunisation programme had kicked-off in phases on February 24, prioritising frontline workers, followed by high-risk groups and people aged 18 and above.