PETALING JAYA: Private healthcare workers from Kuala Lumpur will be vaccinated at two private hospitals in the state on March 1.
Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) president Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh said the two hospitals are Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur and KPJ Tawakal KL.
"The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be provided by the Wilayah Persekutuan Health Department and the vaccinators would be selected from the staff of the two private hospitals.
"All frontline private healthcare workers inclusive of specialists, medical officers, nurses and medical care aides will be vaccinated over the next three weeks at these two hospitals," he said in a statement on Friday (Feb 26).
Dr Kuljit Singh also thanked the government for providing vaccination for the private healthcare workers simultaneously with those from the public sector.
"Since early January, private hospitals have been treating Covid-19 patients based on capacity and capability.
"We hope to get all the frontline healthcare workers vaccinated within the first phase of the programme before the public get their vaccination," he said.
The government rolled out the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme on Wednesday (Feb 24) with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin being the first in the country to be vaccinated.