COVID-19 Patient In ICU After Paying Clinic To Fake His RTK Test Result

Melaka state health department (JKN) will lodge a police report against a clinic that has been faking COVID-19 antigen rapid test kit (RTK) results.

According to Astro AWANI, Melaka health and anti-drug executive councilor (exco) Dr. Muhammad Akmal Saleh said the investigation so far found at least six COVID-19 positive patients’ results altered to negative by a doctor for a fee.

covid-19 patient in icu after paying clinic to fake his rtk test resultPhoto via koinignomi

What?! That's so irresponsible!

The crime only came to light after one of the patients who was seeking treatment at Melaka Hospital admitted that his test at a private clinic in Ayer Keroh was positive. Not wanting to be quarantined, he paid the doctor to fake a negative test result. 

The patient is now in an induced coma in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because of late treatment. 

“Melaka JKN will not be tolerant and will be firm in this matter. This involves not only the safety of the patient but also the safety of the community,” said Muhammad Akmal. 

The case will be investigated under Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988). 

Guys, if you tested positive for COVID-19, please report it via the MySejahtera app as soon as possible and STAY AT HOME! 

Be responsible! We’re all in this together.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat