MORE than 80% of bedridden patients in Subang Jaya have been vaccinated under the mobile home-to-home Covid-19 vaccination program carried out by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
Since the program started on July 13 in Subang Jaya, the MRCS team has been carrying out the vaccination of bedridden patients, including family members in the same house who had yet to receive an appointment for their vaccination.
The program is a collaboration between the Malaysian Humanitarian Coordination and Action Hub (MATCH), the Health Ministry’s Family Health Development Division, and ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn. Bhd. It is the first of its kind to be led entirely by a humanitarian organisation. MRCS is appointed by ProtectHealth to participate in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as Healthcare Organiser NGO.
“This programme really meets our MRCS objective of leaving no one behind in all our efforts. Ensuring the vulnerable are adequately protected against the virus is a humanitarian imperative,” said MRCS National Chairperson, Tan Sri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.
The program is currently focused in Selangor where, according to the latest Health Ministry figures, there are a total of 2,136 bedridden patients. To date, MRCS has visited 405 homes and vaccinated 789 patients.
The MRCS team also had assistance from ADUN Subang Jaya Michelle Ng’s office.
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