PUTRAJAYA — April 23, 2020: The death of a medical officer with the Health Ministry makes it the third among staff of the ministry during the outbreak.
The officer who also had high blood pressure was a patient at the Hospital Enchè Besar Hajjah Khalsom, Johor.
This fatality means 325 of the ministry’s staff have tested positive, with 137 still being treated. The cases involve 77 medical officers, 66 nurses, 34 graduate medical officers, 23 specialists, 21 assistant medical officers and 104 others.
According to Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, 70% were due to personal activities.