Cops probe claim that man was injected with empty syringe

SHAH ALAM: A police enquiry paper has been opened after a man claimed that he was not given his Covid-19 vaccine injection properly at a vaccination centre in a small town in Selangor.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said they received a report from the man two days ago.

“The man claimed that the vaccine was not injected into him during his appointment and that he had a video clip of the alleged incident,” he told a virtual press conference yesterday.

But the Selangor Health Department, in a viral video, dismissed the man’s claim.

Its director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman was reported as saying that it was quite “impossible” for anyone to be injected with an empty syringe.

Comm Arjunaidi said the enquiry paper was opened to gather all the facts of the case before an investigation paper was opened.

“Rest assured that the investigation process is well underway and we will conduct our probe in a thorough and transparent manner,” he said.

When contacted, business developer Simon Ng said he lodged a report on July 6.

“I asked for permission to record a video of the initial process but did not feel anything during the injection. When I replayed the video, I was shocked to see that the syringe was empty,” he said.

He said he sought advice from several relatives, doctors and nurses before going back to the medical assistant, who gave him another injection and questioned him about what was captured on the video.

“Some other medical personnel there scolded me, refused to watch the video at first and asked me what I wanted instead.

“When I finally showed them the video, they went quiet,” he said, adding that they relented to a second injection after he agreed to erase the video.

He said police had taken his statement and that he had passed them a copy of the video, which he had not erased.

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