KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 28): Whistle-blowers on Covid-19 vaccination queue-jumping are encouraged to report directly to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin via email.
Taking the matter seriously, Khairy tweeted that he had informed Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah pertaining to the issue, adding that he would investigate any information received from whistle-blowers.
"I view the issue of queue-jumper seriously. I have related the matter to @DGHisham (Dr Noor Hisham) so that there is no queue-cutting. Whistle-blowers can send email anonymously to me at [email protected] and I will investigate.
"My team has been monitoring whistle-blowers' comments on social media about vaccination queue-jumping. I shared it immediately with Datuk Dr Chong DDG @KKMPutrajaya, who is with me in the task force, to investigate. We take information on exposing them seriously. Vaccine equity is important," he said in his Twitter posting today.
Khairy, who is also the Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, was quoting a tweet from Twitter user Dr Rafidah Abdullah (@rafidah72) who claimed she had received messages on vaccination queue-jumping.
Therefore, she suggested he considered having an independent channel for people to file in complaints and ensure repercussions for queue-jumpers.