Following the increasingly COVID-19 outbreak and the enforcement of the Movement Control Order 2.0 (MCO), Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has announced a special assistance package “Pakej Kita Selangor” to aid the people of the state.
Selangor is expected to spend RM 73.87 million for “Pakej Kita Selangor” initiatives
Among the incentives is to provide a special allocation to each assemblyman and MP in the state to allow them to provide basic supplies to residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He announced that under its People-Friendly Special Allocation, each of the 56 assemblyman will receive RM100,000 while each MP will receive RM50,000
“With this announcement, people-friendly programmes or activities involving the procurement of basic supplies such as rice, cooking oil, flour, canned food and others can be implemented directly.”
Furthermore, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the Selangor state government will donate financial aid to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, which have been hit by floods.
“To be kind to our neighbours, we the state government are ready to donate #KitaSelangor Flood Relief Contribution amounting to RM1 million for the state of Pahang.”
People of Kelantan and Terengganu each will receive a flood relief contribution amounting to RM 500,000
Amirudin also said that Selangor will provide free nursery and temporary childcare services for frontliners in the state for the first two months starting January 25, costing RM1 million and set to benefit almost 400 families
“Parents who work as hospital staff or health offices in Selangor, police and military personnel involved in efforts to deal with Covid-19 can send their children to this nursery,.”
Meanwhile, to reduce the burden on MOH frontliners, the government will allocate Smart Selangor buses to help send low-risk Covid-19 patients to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Serdang for quarantine.
He added that RM3 million will be allocated to continue food aid to 9,822 health workers and 3,500 military personnel currently working around the clock during the MCO in the state.
For the public, Amirudin also announced that the state’s targeted screening initiative will be continued with an RM6 million additional allocation, with the goal to allow 50,000 more of its citizens to get free swab tests.
“This program will focus on target groups such as high-risk senior citizens, especially the elderly at the Elderly Care Centre and Hemodialysis Centre throughout Selangor, the B40 group and Selangor students.”
Besides, the state government through Selgate Healthcare has improved the functionality of the SELangkah application to also assist in self-monitoring (self-monitor) of COVID-19 patients.
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