Malaysia News: Hajiji defends Director General of Health

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Hajiji praises Health DG's handling of Covid-19 in Sabah. Photo: New Strait Times

Malaysia News: The Sabah government has defended the Ministry of Health and the Director-General of Health Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

Sabah CM Hajiji

Sabah CM Hajiji. Photo: Malay Mail/Firdaus Latif

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor expressed his appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices made by frontline personnel. Because of resolving a large number of cases in the state.

“The federal health authority under the able leadership of Dr Noor Hisham is doing its level best to fight the pandemic in Sabah and the country.”

He said in a statement:

“I am happy to note that Covid-19 cases in Sabah have begun to stabilise following a decline in cases as announced by Dr Noor Hisham yesterday (Thursday) and that many zones and districts in Sabah have turned green”.

He is “afraid to die.”

Hajiji made this remark because of the criticism made by Bintulu Parliament Member Batuk Seri Tiong King Sing. He accused him during the meeting of Dewan Rakyat Dr. Noor Hisham does not go to Sabah to check on the Covid-19 situation there because the latter is “afraid to die.”

Since then, the Central District has been subject to strong opposition from various quarters, the latter defending Dr. Noel Hisham and the frontline figures.

As of Thursday, Sabah has 2,900 Covid-19 patients receiving treatment in hospitals and low-risk treatment centers.

New York State also saw its Nabba Bay area become a “green zone” on Thursday. It still has 12 red areas, two orange areas and 10 yellow areas.

Hajiji earlier received ventilators, mobile X-ray machines, masks and financial donations. It is from the Hap Seng Group through the Lau Gek Poh Foundation.

Petronas to Yayasan Petronas on behalf of the National Covid-19 Disaster Management Committee. Also the cement industry company in Sabah.

He said:

“On behalf of the State Government, I would like to extend our appreciation for the contributions. That are really needed in combating Covid-19 in Sabah.”

Also present at the meeting were the Minister of Local Government and Housing and the National Covid-19 Spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun. Moreover, Secretary of State Datuk Seri Safar Untong and State Health Director Datuk Christina Rundi.

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