Doctors offering vitamin C injection services can be struck off
KUALA NERANG: The Health Ministry will not hesitate to take stern action against doctors offering Vitamin C injection services, including disciplinary action by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), which may lead to their de-registration.
Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya (pix) said this was because the injection was not recognised by the ministry and was not allowed to be sold in the country.
“If found guilty, we can take action under the MMC, for example, disciplinary action, and as a last resort, we will strike them off from the medical register,” he said after visiting the Kuala Nerang Hospital here today.
He said this when asked to comment on the Vitamin C injection service being offered through social media such as Facebook and Instagram, which was becoming increasingly common.
In Malaysia, most people who obtain such injection services are those who are obsessed with beauty, especially those want to have whiter skin even though it is quite expensive.
Those who get unregistered Vitamin C injections are exposing themselves to the risk of harming their face and body via skin and blood infections, as well as suffering kidney damage.
Meanwhile, Dr Hilmi said the government was mulling over the setting up of a new haemodialysis centre at the Kuala Nerang Hospital, estimated to cost about RM8.5 million. — Bernama