KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia has finally decided to accelerate the vaccination process.
Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) stressed that the government will do all its best to faster the jab program and vaccinate at least 150,000 people per day.
He said Malaysia can achieve a daily vaccination rate of 150,000 doses per day soon.
However, the Minister stressed that more nurses and manpower are needed.
“We are looking to hire retired nurses and train others to help in the vaccination program,” Khairy told the media in a press conference today.
” We will now focus on accelerating the vaccination process,” he said.
The government has been criticized by the opposition party fir slow vaccination roll-out.
They called for a fast rollout as Covi-19 cases surge in the country.
The country’s vaccination programme was kicked on Feb 24, but it was too slow.
The government said it was slow because of the supplies delay.
“To reduce the number of daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, the government must make sure the control and prevention programme of Covid-19 takes place effectively,” said Dr Kamarul Imran Musa, a medical epidemiologist and biostatistician who is an associate professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
This includes “maximising vaccine roll-out as soon as possible,” he told a local media.