Employers under Pikas not allowed to charge workers for vaccination, says Khairy


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Employers registered under the Public-Private Partnership Industrial Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (Pikas) are not allowed to charge their workers for the vaccination, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) coordinating minister said the cost for administering the vaccine, which included setting up vaccination centres (PPV) for the purpose must be borne by employers, adding they were prohibited from transferring the cost to their employees through salary deductions.

"I would like to reiterate that the Covid-19 vaccines under PICK are free for those residing in Malaysia.

"The same principle also applies to the Industrial PPV programme under Pikas which has been mobilised to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic under Phase 4 of PICK," he said in a statement here Thursday (June 24).

Khairy also said members of the public who are getting their Covid-19 vaccination at the PPV managed by private medical practitioners would not be charged for the vaccination.

Private medical practitioners involved in administering the vaccination were also not allowed to charge consultation fees, he said.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said it had lodged two police reports following allegations of vaccine sale activities.

"We understand that several arrests have been made and further details will be announced by the police soon.

"CITF would like to emphasise that no vaccines or appointment slots can be sold. Vaccination is provided free of charge to all residents in Malaysia under PICK,” it said.

CITF urged the public to immediately report to the police if they are being offered to buy Covid-19 vaccines. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Covid-19: Teen slapped with RM5,000 compound notice for removing home quarantine tag
Cat conned: Woman loses RM3,230 in online feline purchase
Covid-19 Watch: Over 30% of country's adult population fully vaccinated
Zuraida defends Takiyuddin in EO revocation issue
Staying nearby not an excuse to visit parents during MCO
Flashback #Star50: Brace for 'Sun'day
Income crunch set to fuel illicit trade
Covid-19: Perak Health Dept ensures hospital management at optimum level
Dead patient found alive at burial site rumour laid to rest by Communications Ministry
Seven men detained over security guard’s death

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers