IPOH: The management at Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRBP) has denied viral claims that a local celebrity and her husband had jumped the queue to get the Covid-19 vaccination there.
The hospital’s director Dr Abdul Malek Osman in a statement said the artist, Datin Paduka Eina Azman, and her husband were referred by a specialist, as both had health and co-morbidities issues.
He said the hospital’s vaccination centre received referrals of patients from various health facilities within and outside of Perak.
“All patients referred to this centre have undergone initial checks under the ‘Pre Vaccination Assessment’, which can only be obtained from government hospital specialist health clinics.
“HRBP only injects the vaccine to the referred patient and does not carry out the assessment at the facility.
“Thus the issue of cutting queue with regards to the couple does not arise, as they were referred by a specialist for being under the high-risk category, and received their first dose on May 25, ” he said.
On Wednesday (May 26), photos of Eina and her husband taking the vaccination at the hospital had gone viral, and people questioned how both of them who live in Selangor were able to travel to Ipoh to get vaccinated.
Dr Abdul Malek said in line with the government’s move to protect the community in view of the pandemic, many people under the high-risk category are encouraged to register for the vaccination processes through the MySejahtera app or visit https://www.vaksincovid.gov.my.