Health Worker Who Allegedly Injected A 12-Yr-Old Boy With Empty Syringe Dismissed From Duties
Back in September, a video of a health worker at a PPV went viral after she injected a 12-year-old boy with an empty syringe. The health worker was seen filling up a syringe with the vaccine, but then putting it down when she wiped the boy's arm with an alcohol swab before picking up a different syringe that was empty.
Since the video went viral, the Covid-19 Adolescent Immunisation Special Task Force (CITF-A) released a statement saying that the Healthcare Organisation (HCO) appointed under ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd has dismissed the said health worker from her duties at the University of Malaya Vaccination Centre (PPVUM).
“The government takes such incidents seriously and will take appropriate action to ensure that the vaccination process is done safely and properly. The safety and well-being of vaccine recipients is our top priority and all medical practitioners will continue to be monitored for compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” Deputy Minister of Health I Dato Dr Haji Noor Azmi Bin Ghazali said.