PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has confirmed one case related to an alleged empty syringe was true, but the case was classified as a “human error.”
The incident of “empty jab”, which occurred in the northern state of Kedah, was confirmed after the nurse admitted she was negligent due to exhaustion, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in a media briefing today.
“I apologise for those cases where there was human negligence,” he said, adding that disciplinary action would be taken against the nurse.
13 police reports have been lodged so far on the matter, but most of them found to be false or inconclusive, said Khairy.
The country has administered 16,024,916 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Health Ministry on Friday.
Some 15.6 per cent of the population have received both doses of the vaccine as of Thursday.
Malaysian government pushes to fully vaccinate all adults by October this year