PUTRAJAYA, Feb 17 — The government today announced the setting up of a special task force, known as COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) to manage the implementation of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK).

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin said he himself, as the coordinating minister for the programme, would lead the CITF which will report to the Cabinet.

He said the CITF management team would be supervised by two co-directors, namely Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Chong Chee Keong and Army deputy chief Lt General Datuk Mohammad Ab Rahman.

“The CITF emphasises on integrated actions by the various ministries and government agencies to ensure that PICK will be neatly, smoothly and properly implemented to achieve its objectives.

“The National Security Council (MKN), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) will act as CITF secretariat,” he said in a virtual press conference here today.


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