Govt Sets Up RM10 Mil Compensation Fund For Adverse Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects
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The Malaysian government has set up a special fund to compensate those who suffer adverse side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine. The fund will be made available to both Malaysians and foreign nationals who face serious side effects after being vaccinated under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan.

Those who face adverse vaccine side effects will be entitled to the following claims of compensation:

  • RM50,000 to the recipient if they face serious side effects that require a long period of hospitalisation; and
  • RM500,000 in the case of permanent loss of facilities or death caused by the Covid-19 vaccine

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The government will set aside starting funds of RM10 million under the National Disaster Relief Fund, which is run by National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA). The Ministry of Health has set up three committees that are respectively tasked with observing and evaluating adverse side effects, deciding whether a particular claim was caused by the Covid-19 vaccine on a case-by-case basis, and approving the claims. The special aid will be given to recipients of the vaccine after the case has been evaluated and approved by all three committees.

“This special financial aid is a proactive step by the government to face the possibility of adverse effects from the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine,” said Dato Sri Dr Adham Baba, the minister of health. “Besides that, the financial aid for adverse effects will help support the needs of vaccine recipients and their families who could be affected as a result of taking the vaccine.”

It was revealed earlier last month by Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin that the cabinet had agreed to provide a special protection scheme for serious vaccine side effects.

(Source: Ministry of Health)

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Tolits Liquido
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are foreigners and expats who will also receive the vaccine included in this compensation fund?

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