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KUCHING, June 21: Bintulu MP Dato Sri Tiong King Sing called on the Federal government to seriously look into improving the MySejahtera application which caused the vaccination process to slow down.
According to Tiong, the bugs in the MySejahtera app must be fixed, particularly by allowing more flexible scheduling for recipients to get their appointments and keeping the vaccination centre database fully synchronised and preventing data breaches.
“The government is relying on MySejahtera data to schedule recipients in batches to receive their vaccines but the fact is the app is ineffective in many ways which causes inconvenience to the public.
“For instance, some people who have registered themselves on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website find themselves not registered yet once they check their status on the app. For others, they have been scheduled to be vaccinated in cities far from their locations and this could not be altered after many tries,” he said in a press statement today.
Tiong noted when the public complained and reported their difficulties in registering for their vaccinations, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) and Ministry of Health (MOH) have pointed at each other and asked people to refer to the other like a game of kickball.
He asserted the government must clarify each other’s responsibilities in the vaccination programme and stop making the people ask repeatedly.
“These ministries cannot stay complacent and be satisfied with the status quo. Don’t be ‘syiok sendiri’ with the current rate of vaccinations. They must still further examine the flaws in the existing procedures and make continuous improvements,” he added.
Tiong pointed out that this includes reconsidering issuing the small cards to recipients who have had their second doses.
He explained by making these cards laminated or distributing official certificates of better quality will not cause much more resources to produce.
“Having these official certificates must also be in sync with the application to be able to serve as a digital vaccination certificate,” he said.
On the same note, Tiong also reminded the public to take good care of the documentations received from the Covid-19 vaccination centre (PPV) personnel as a proof of completing their vaccination.
“I also want to remind the public that following their first doses, the recipients are required to keep all their documents as given by the on-site personnel and not lose them, in order to use them as proof for their second doses,” he said. — DayakDaily