By Jerry Choong
SHAH ALAM, Oct 18 — The Sultan of Selangor has recommended that more focus be given to the preparation of better psychiatric and mental health services in the state, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj was similarly satisfied when informed by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin during an audience earlier today, that Selangor’s vaccination rate has now reached 85 per cent of the population.
His Royal Highness, accompanied by Crown Prince Tengku Amir Shah, was briefed by Khairy during the audience at Istana Bukit Kayangan on the latest developments of the pandemic in the state.
Khairy also presented the latest report on the anti-vaccine issues, and the actions currently being taken by his ministry.
“His Royal Highness also discussed with YB Khairy on the importance of adding more geriatric facilities in hospitals, to accommodate the increasingly ageing population,” said the Selangor Royal Office in a Facebook post.
As of 3pm today, an estimated 69.7 per cent or over 22.7 million people in Malaysia have been fully vaccinated.
Of this number, 93.8 per cent consist of adults above 18 years old, while 25.6 per cent of teenagers aged 12 to 17 have been vaccinated.