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MELAKA, April 28 -- The Melaka Information Department (JaPen) has expanded the role of the Info on Wheels (IOW) programme to deliver information to the local community by opening a registration counter for the COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme.
Its director, Rizal Hashim, said the number of vaccination registrations in the IOW programme has been encouraging so far, especially among the elderly and people in rural areas.
“Between April 1 and yesterday, 485 people have registered for vaccination at the mobile counters that were opened during the programme involving JaPen and this is an encouraging response from the community.
“This effort is also to ensure that the messages and policies of the federal government can be conveyed to the people at the grassroots level,” he told reporters after launching the Kit@JaPen programme at the Petronas Lebuh AMJ Semabok Station here, today.
He said through the initiative, JaPen would expand the activities of the IOW Latest Information Kit@Japen (Kit@JaPen) to ensure that the community gets official government materials.
Rizal said it would be done by making selected convenience stores as IOW Programme one-stop centres and mini hubs to house official publications.
“The programme involves 10 selected Petronas petrol stations in Melaka and it is an effort to market information widely to the community for them to obtain important reminder leaflets, especially on compliance with standard operating procedures and the practice of new norms.
“This step was taken in order to convey official messages as well as deal with the spread of fake news,” he added.