Tengku Zafrul says govt to bolster preparedness for future epidemics

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz says achieving a target level of population immunity is a key enabler to Malaysia’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 9, 2021.

THE government is mulling several measures to strengthen the healthcare system’s resiliency and preparedness for future pandemics, while meeting the longer-term challenges of an ageing population and non-communicable diseases. 

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said several policy measures are being studied, including putting in place an “always on” system and partnerships that can be rapidly scaled during pandemics.

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