Did the ‘fake’ doctor vaccinate anyone at the Perpaduan Stadium PPV?

By Emma Victoria

THE Health Ministry needs to investigate if the man who impersonated as a doctor at the Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre in Kuching, had administered any Covid-19 vaccination doses for the public.

Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian wants the Health Ministry to investigate further and to determine if the ‘fake’ doctor administered any Covid-19 vaccination doses for the public.

He had asked the ministry to look into the matter seriously and investigate it thoroughly and immediately.

“Did he give the injections? I doubt whether he vaccinated people at the Stadium Perpaduan vaccination centre,” he said, according to Borneo Post.

“Even the medical doctors and nurses need to have a licence to do the injections – so, we need to know if he (fake doctor) provided any doses to the people,” he said.

Dr Sim said not all doctors or nurses have the licence to do so and those assigned to stations at the vaccination centres follow strict standard operating procedure (SOP) guidelines from the Health Ministry.

On Tuesday, Shah Hairil Izman Dave, 20, from Bandar Samariang was charged in a Magistrates’ Court for impersonating a doctor, which is a criminal offence under Section 170 of the Penal Code.

He also had a history of entering the Sarawak General Hospital 32 times as a doctor and a fake hospital staff pass.

He was arrested at Stadium Perpaduan vaccination on July 1 after a medical staff there reported him to hospital management and the police.