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Health Ministry To Respond To Issue Of Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates On Thursday

The Health Ministry will be addressing the issue of fake Covid-19 vaccination digital certificates at a press conference this Thursday (20 January), reported NST.

It was also reported that Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will attend a question and answer session with the media this upcoming Thursday.

Among the issues that will be addressed include whether the Health Ministry will conduct a review or audit on private general practitioner (GP) clinics registered with ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (ProtectHealth).

Source: Global Times

This comes after reports that a clinic in Gombak had allegedly issued digital certificates without vaccinating the individuals who came for their Covid-19 vaccine appointment.

ProtectHealth is a non-profit company under the Health Ministry to oversee the participation of medical practitioners in the Covid-19 National Immunisation Programme (NIP).

Source: KL Foodie

It also ensures that the Covid-19 vaccines are widely distributed and are accessible to more people.

On 17 January, Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said the police found a private clinic in Gombak that was suspected to be issuing Covid-19 vaccination certificates at RM500 each to customers without being vaccinated.

He added that the clinic would empty the content of the vaccine and return the empty bottles to the Health Ministry to show that the vaccine had been used.

Earlier, there were other similar cases where doctors were involved in issuing fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates.

On 8 January, the police arrested a doctor in Terengganu for selling over 1,900 vaccine certificates including to those outside the state.

On 12 January, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani ordered a thorough investigation on any activities involving the sale of fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates among medical practitioners in the country.

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