By Khairul Azran Hussin
KUALA LANGAT, April 8 — Village chiefs throughout the state are asked to collect information on individuals who have not registered for Covid-19 vaccination in their respective areas.
State executive councillor for rural development Borhan Aman Shah said announcements through posters, banners, mosques and suraus as well as other houses of worship are also being done with the local authorities.
“I have asked the village chiefs to work with the relevant agencies to gather information and conduct the awareness campaigns.
“If the residents have internet access problems, the village chief is responsible for helping them to register,” he said after attending the recording of Hadiah Sastera Selangor 2020 award at Warisan Hall Studio, in Sijangkang today.
The state government launched the Selangor Covid-19 Immunisation Outreach Programme (ImuniSel) on April 4 to help those facing difficulties in registering for vaccination, including the elderly and Orang Asli.
Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Amirudin Shari said the programme was done as 37 per cent of households in the state do not have access to smartphones based on data from the Department of Statistics in 2019.
As of April 3, only 7.6 million out of 26.7 million Malaysians have registered for the vaccination program through the MySejahtera application.