We are amidst an unprecendented epidemic, a public health emergency. We should not treat this as business as usual.
We begin 2021, with 3 vaccines poised for rollout throughout the year to benefit and protect at least 40 percent of the population.
This is a marathon and this is only at the first leg of the race.
We call on the government to review the allocations for health under the 2021 federal budget.
A select committee is much needed to provide rigorous oversight to the actions, policies, and governance of the Ministry of Health, particularly since it is the budget holder, regulator and healthcare provider.
We need to ensure that our actions and motivation are based on empathy, compassion and kindness.
Developing the capacity to rapidly fill vaccine vials and finish packaging vaccines for manufacturers in a public health emergency, is an issue of national security.
Member of Parliament for Parit, Mohd Nizar Zakaria has a serious job and big shoes to fill.