SHAH ALAM – A Selangor Council Member revealed that he has received 30 complaints from the public about being asked to pay a certain sum of money for walk-in vaccination at vaccination centres in Shah Alam.
The Shah Alam City Council Member, Kong Sai Weng said, the receive the complaints involving several vaccination centres such as the Kemuning Utama Hall, Setia Alam Convention Centre and the Shah Alam Section 19 Hall.
Based on the complaints, he said that the public were asked to pay between RM50 and RM500.
According to him, some irresponsible quarters were believed to have deceived the public by manipulating those who wanted immediate Covid-19 vaccination.
“The complaints came in since the end of July, when senior citizens were allowed to get their vaccine via walk-in. We received the complaints right after it was opened for all,” he told Nanyang Siang Pau.
One of the complainant was asked to meet someone while waiting for his turn.
“In this case, the complainant was only allowed to get his vaccine after he settled the payment.
“In another case, the complainant paid RM500 as he was in a panic and wanted to get his vaccine as fast as he could, especially when there were high number of infection cases,” he said.
He added, another complainant at Section 19, Shah Alam was forbidden to get his vaccine via walk-in after he refused to pay RM100.
“However, other staff on duty allowed that person to register and receive his vaccination without any charges,” he said.
There were rumours circulating that foreign workers were asked to pay RM80 each to get their Covid-19 vaccine at the Midlands Convention Centre. However, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found that the allegations were untrue. –MalaysiaGazette