Johor recorded 2,785 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, the highest ever. I wonder how many more new records must be created before the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) is finally willing to look into the issue of uneven vaccine distribution in Johor.
The adult population of Kulai makes up 7.6 per cent of the total adult population in Johor, and 12.4 per cent of new Covid-19 cases between August 13 to 26 came from Kulai district.
The adult population of Kluang makes up 9 per cent of the total adult population in Johor, and 11.7 per cent of new Covid-19 cases between August 13 to 26 came from Kluang district.
Unsurprisingly, Kulai and Kluang, together with Pontian, are the three districts that have received the least vaccines.
I have highlighted the issue of uneven vaccine distribution in Johor earlier this month. Sadly, until today, we have not seen any improvement in terms of vaccine distribution.
The CITF should immediately increase the daily vaccination capacity in Kulai and Kluang so that the percentage of the vaccinated population can catch up with other districts.
Proposals have been sent to the Johor Menteri Besar and the CITF for new vaccination centres (PPV) to be set up. We have received no response.
The CITF should also organise a meeting with all elected representatives in Johor to explain the latest situation regarding vaccine stocks, vaccine delivery, and vaccination plans.
This is a matter which requires immediate action, and we hope the new health minister and the new vaccine minister in charge of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) will look into it immediately.
Teo Nie Ching is Member of Parliament for Kulai.
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