Aid in the efforts of increasing Covid-19 vaccination rate in the country.
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Prime Minister Tan Sri Mahiaddin Md Yasin on 28 June announced the RM150 billion Rakyat Protection and Economic Recovery Package (PEMULIH) as Malaysia continues to remain in lockdown under Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan.
The total value of the PEMULIH package is RM150 billion and includes the government’s direct fiscal injection of RM10 billion.
PEMULIH has three main focuses: continuing the People’s Concern Agenda (Agenda Prihatin Rakyat), supporting businesses, and improving vaccination rates .
To expedite the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK), a total of RM400 million has been allocated to increase the country’s vaccine supply.
This means that the total supply of vaccines ordered by the Government is enough to cover 130% of the population.
The government aims to start the vaccination process for 6.4 million adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Children who will sit for SPM this year will be given priority.
Vaccination centers and its volunteers
The government has agreed to open 29 new Vaccination Centers (PPVs), upgrade existing PPVs, implement drive-through PPVs, Mobile PPVs, and Home-to-Home Outreach programs.
The government will adjust the rate of payment of special allowances to 14,000 health frontiers involved in PICK from RM200 to RM600 for 6 months starting July 2021.
Covid-19 Industrial Immunisation Public-Private Partnership Programme or PIKAS
The government agreed that employers registered under Perbadanan Sumber Manusia Berhad (or HRD Corp), could use the remaining current levy of up to 10% for the cost of management and purchase of Covid-19 vaccines.
A tax deduction will be provided on expenses covering the cost of equipment and services for the provision of PPV by the employer.
In addition, tax deduction on Covid-19 contributions through community or charitable projects is also extended to cover contributions to PPV.
The government is prepared to consider allowing the company to operate at full capacity if all employees have completed two doses of vaccine.
Among them, registration for vaccination as well as a subsidy of up to RM30 on the cost of taxi fares and e-hailing for the disabled and the elderly to facilitate the movement to get vaccinated on the day of their appointment.
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