By Chew Lip Song
THE Sarawak government and the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) have been told to urgently resolve the problem of some users’ Covid-19 vaccination status not reflected in their MySejahtera application.
Bukit Assek assemblywoman Irene Chang said she has received many complaints from those who had received both first doses of their vaccines but were not issued with the digital certificates in their app.
Meanwhile, some users digital certificates did not indicate vaccine details such as the
manufacturer and their batch number, or the type of vaccine which users had been administered, she added.
“With every country anxiously finding ways and means to rebuild and re-activate their economy without compromising on the need to keep the pandemic at bay, it is inevitable that there would come the day when the proof of vaccination, with complete details of the type of vaccine given, would be required before people are being allowed to travel freely and to participate in economic and social activities, especially in international events,” Chang said in a statement.
She added that students also needed the digital certificates to travel to other states or countries for further studies as well as those who needed to travel abroad for work.
Chang said those those who could not produce the certificates despite being fully vaccinated may be discriminated against and prevented from patronising certain premises.
The SDMC had also required all workers in eateries to be fully vaccinated as a prerequisite for these businesses to operate.
“The SDMC and the State Government should therefore urgently resolve this issue with the Federal Minister concerned, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and the MySejahtera administrators.
“They should not continue to turn a blind eye to this dilemma faced by the people and which might cause them dire economic and social consequences in the future,” Chang added.