KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — A total of 1,911 private general practitioners (GPs) have registered as vaccinators in the national Covid-19 immunisation programme (PICK) as of yesterday, Dr Adham Baba said.
This amounts to about 27 per cent of some 7,000 GPs nationwide.
“To optimise more widespread access to the distribution of vaccines, we call on more private GPs to participate,” Dr Adham said in a statement today.
“Interested GPs need to register with ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (ProtectHealth) on www.protecthealth.com.my. Through the website, GPs can get information on the vaccination model, scope of work, needs, payment rate, and payment method.
“GPs who have registered will be given briefings and training related to the scope of work in PICK. Besides that, a complete guideline and manual will be provided as a reference for GPs in handling the administration of vaccines for target groups in Phases Two and Three,” the health minister added.
ProtectHealth is a wholly-owned company by the Ministry of Health.
Vaccine Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told a press conference earlier today that he did not foresee large vaccination capacity by GPs, estimating only about 30 daily shots-to-the-arm per private clinic. However, he has asked private GPs to send the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force a list of patients to be registered in MySejahtera for vaccination.