KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 – Police investigations assume that all 5,601 people registered on MySejahtera as Covid-19 vaccine recipients by a private clinic in Gombak did not receive their jabs.
Sinar Harian reported yesterday Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed as saying that laptops seized during the police raid on the clinic last Friday showed that 5,601 people were registered on the MySejahtera system.
The police plan to interview all of the registered vaccine recipients to assist in investigations.
Arjunaidi previously said the clinic was raided based on viral WhatsApp messages that claimed the private health care facility was selling legitimate digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates at RM500 without vaccinating the buyers.
Instead, the clinic allegedly threw away the vaccines and returned the vaccine vials with broken seals to the Ministry of Health (MOH) as proof that the shots were administered.
The RM500 price for fraudulent vaccine certificates, according to police, was an 83 per cent reduction from the initial RM3,000 charged by the Gombak clinic three months ago due to competition from other clinics.
Police did not say if the fraudulent MySejahtera vaccine certificates allegedly issued by the Gombak clinic were for the primary course or booster shots.
It is unclear how exactly the authorities will determine if the registered vaccine recipients had bought their MySejahtera vaccine certification from the clinic without getting inoculated.
Malaysia’s MOH and American health authorities do not recommend taking Covid-19 antibody tests to check the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines.
“There is still no clinical guidelines for which antibody test that produces accurate results,” Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was quoted saying last August.