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DG Hisham “Turun Padang” To Help Vaccinate Unwell And Bedridden In Johor

Jun 29, 2021

To be a good leader, you need to set a good example, and DG Hisham does exactly that! 

dg hisham “turun padang” to help vaccinate unwell and bedridden in johorPhoto via Facebook (Noor Hisham Abdullah)

In an effort to make sure that the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be extended to ALL Malaysians, our Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah on Saturday (June 26th) served as a vaccinator, with a mobile vaccination team.

Besides his packed schedule, he still finds time to turun padang with the mobile vaccination team to administer the vaccine to several individuals, including bedridden patients for a day. 

“A day with our mobile team providing vaccination services to those who are housebound and bedridden patients,” he said in a Facebook post, and shared a few photos of the visit on his Facebook account. 

A day with our mobile team providing vaccination service to those who are home bound and bed ridden patients.

Posted by Noor Hisham Abdullah on Saturday, June 26, 2021

According to NST, the pilot project is a collaboration programme involving several stakeholders, namely, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), institute of higher learning (IPT) vaccination centre (PPV), the COVID-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) and the Johor health department. 

“Through this project, the vaccination process is implemented via three delivery methods, namely, a satellite vaccination centre at the Batu Pahat Mara Junior Science College hall for healthy individuals and a centralised vaccine outreach service. 

“Apart from that, house calls are also carried out for bedridden patients, the elderly or the disabled who do not have the physical ability or mental capacity to attend a PPV,” he said. 

DG Hisham also added that guidelines for the implementation of door-to-door vaccination were prepared by the Family Health Department Division of the Health Ministry to ensure the safety of vaccine recipients and that SOPs were complied with. 

For the elderly who are bedridden, weak, unwell or suffering from a terminal illness, he said that an assessment will be carried out by a medical officer before the patient is vaccinated. 

We’re glad that everyone has a chance to get their COVID-19 vaccine now! Hopefully this programme will be implemented throughout the whole country as well.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat