Maldives Red Crescent MRC says it is working with the relevant public authorities and agencies to facilitate the registration process for the COVID19 vaccination for migrants.

In a statement, MRC said that given the existing challenges that migrant workers face in accessing essential health services, particularly those who are undocumented, the organization would aid registration via relevant authorities.

While Maldivians and migrant workers with valid work permits can sign up via the central my. health. mv portal, MRC invited undocumented migrant workers to register with the Maldivian Red Crescent in order to sign up for the COVID19 vaccination.

It said that the registration process is to be carried out through the Maldivian Red Crescent Beneficiary System(MRC BenSys), an online registration system that is independently set up and managed by the MaldivianRed Crescent.

MRC said that all relevant personal information required for and pertaining to the COVID19 vaccination will be collected and stored by the Maldivian Red Crescent, with the data collected through this process to be shared only with the relevant public authorities responsible for the COVID19 vaccination work.

It noted that those who wish to get registered can contact the Maldivian Red Crescent’s Migrant Support Centre on3307665, from 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday to Thursday, and book appointments to proceed with the registration process.

MRC noted that this is to ensure that protocols for physical distancing can be maintained in the registration venue as instructed by Health Protection Agency.

The aid organization had also shared this message via Twitter in several languages including Bangla, Tamil, and Hindi.

Vaccination Registration for Migrant Workers Announcement in Bangla for circulation./ Photo: MRC

More than 64,000 people have now received the 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Maldives and the government had promised that vaccine would be made available to all those living in the country.