KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur (PHKL) and KPJ Tawakkal KL Specialist Hospital have been designated as Covid-19 vaccination sites to inoculate frontline private health care providers in the capital city from March 1.
Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) president Dr Kuljit Singh said the Federal Territories state health department would provide both private hospitals Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, while vaccinators would come from Pantai and KPJ staff.
“All frontline private health care workers, inclusive of specialists, medical officers, nurses and medical care aides, will be vaccinated over the period of the next three weeks at these two hospitals,” Dr Kuljit said in a statement today.
“Other private hospitals’ health care workers will be vaccinated in these two hospitals.”
IHH Healthcare Malaysia, which operates 16 hospitals comprising Gleneagles Hospitals, Pantai Hospitals, and Prince Court Medical Centre, said PHKL is preparing to inoculate more than 2,500 private health care frontliners for phase one of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.
“The thousands of health care frontliners will be scheduled for vaccination in small groups to ensure safe distancing and adherence to stringent standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlined by MOH,” IHH said in a statement today.
IHH added that 10 PHKL nurses were given the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a government clinic earlier today, as they have been selected to serve as vaccinators next week.
“Once the next phase of vaccination begins, IHH Healthcare Malaysia would be more than ready to deploy its network of hospitals to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) with vaccination for the public,” said IHH CEO Jean-François Naa.