PETALING JAYA: The government has agreed to allow private hospitals to be vaccination centres in phases two and three of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
The Health Minister said the government will provide the vaccines for free to the private hospitals to widen access to the public.
"There are 203 private hospitals in the country and the ministry welcomes all private hospitals to step forward to contribute their resources for the people and country," he told a press conference on Monday (April 12).
He said private hospitals that are interested in taking part in the programme may register through the ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd website at www.protecthealth.com.my from Monday.
"Through the website, private hospitals can obtain information such as vaccination methods, the scope of work, the requirements, payment rates and methods," he added.
Dr Adham said as of Sunday (April 11), 2,304 general practitioners (GPs) have registered to help with the vaccine rollout.
"Registered GPs and private hospitals will be given briefings and training related to their scope of work in the programme.
"Apart from that, guidelines and manuals will also be provided for reference in handling the vaccination process in phases two and three," he said.
Dr Adham noted that through this initiative, Malaysians will be able to receive their vaccinations either from government or private facilities.