Covid-19: a critical economic sector to be vaccinated as part of phase four of the national plan


PETALING JAYA: The critical economic sector, in particular operations workers who must operate during the movement control order, will be vaccinated as part of phase four of the national Covid-19 vaccination program.

Its coordinating minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the manufacturing, logistics, transport, energy and utilities sectors would be included in phase four.

“The Covid-19 Vaccination Working Group (CITF) works with ministries such as the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti), the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs , the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and other government agencies to implement phase four for the affected sectors of the economy that are to operate during the MCO, ”he said in a statement. Joint press conference with Minister of Health Datuk Seri, Dr Adham Baba, Wednesday 9 June.

Khairy also noted that the government would work closely with ProtectHealth Sdh Bhd, a non-profit organization under the Ministry of Health, to manage the industrial sector immunization process to accelerate the implementation of the immunization program. for people in the sector.

He said phase four of the industry vaccination will take place on June 16 in Pengerang, Johor.

“We have identified the Pengerang complex as a high risk area and we will start our industrial vaccination center for employees of the Petronas complex on June 16. Others (industrial vaccinations) will follow,” he said.

Khairy also touched on the issues that some companies were charging for the costs of administering vaccines.

Khairy said industry vaccinations are based on a public-private partnership where industries that must operate during OLS seek to vaccinate their employees.

“This means the government is offering the vaccine for free in line with our commitment under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program,” he said.

However, he noted that the industry will bear the cost of administering the vaccination, including payment made to the healthcare organization organized by ProtectHealth.

This includes the cost of renting premises and other services, he added.

“This is where there are inconsistencies in terms of additional charges. CITF is working with other agencies to establish a schedule of fair and reasonable fees to be borne by industry and companies participating in the Vaccine Center Industry Program, ”he said.


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