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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Medical association demands probe on ‘private’ Covid-19 vaccine sales


The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called for an investigation on allegations that a “non-healthcare private company” is selling Covid-19 vaccines.

It claimed that the company is selling the vaccines at RM400 for two doses and has engaged a private healthcare facility to carry out the vaccinations.

“If indeed the allegations about privately sold vaccines are proven to be true, stern action must be taken against both the non-healthcare private company and the private healthcare facility involved.

“We urge the relevant authorities as well as the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) to conduct a full investigation on this matter,” said MMA president Dr Subramaniam Muniandy (above) in a statement today.

He noted that all Covid-19 vaccines currently available in Malaysia are imported by the Malaysian government and given for free under its National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (NIP).

However, he did not name the companies involved, nor provide further details regarding the allegations.

Malaysiakini has contacted NIP coordinating minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s office for comment, as well as Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The latter is also the president of MMC, which is a statutory body that regulates the medical profession in the country. - Mkini

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