Doctor in the House: What If Private Hospitals Bought Their Own COVID Vaccines?
Dr George Lee, Consultant Urologist | Nadiah Wan, CEO, Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara | Dr Khor Swee Kheng, Specialist in Health Policies
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Three weeks into the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, private hospitals are now calling for the government to allow them to procure their own supplies of COVID vaccines and run a parallel immunisation programme. Will this help us reach our target of 80% herd immunity earlier? Or will this lead to further health inequities between the rich and the poor in our country? Nadiah Wan, CEO of Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara and Dr Khor Swee Kheng, specialist in health policies join consultant urologist Dr George Lee to share how a parallel private programme would work, and if it could lead to fake vaccines flooding the market.
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