PETALING JAYA: The senior Well being Ministry officer who died every week after receiving a Covid-19 booster shot didn’t undergo from any uncommon negative effects after vaccination, says Well being director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).
Dr Noor Hisham mentioned the sudden demise of Dr Chai Koh Meow on Nov 17 was nonetheless beneath investigation and had urged the general public to not make speculations on the case.
“Dr Chai acquired his Covid-19 booster shot on Nov 9. He didn’t report any uncommon negative effects after receiving that jab. Actually, he attended work as typical till Nov 16.
“The investigation into the reason for demise remains to be ongoing. The ministry is asking all to not make speculations on the case till the official autopsy outcomes are launched.
“The ministry can also be pleading to the general public to respect the privateness of the deceased’s household,” mentioned Dr Noor Hisham in a Fb publish on Thursday (Nov 18).
Dr Chai was a senior principal assistant director of the Conventional and Complementary Drugs Division and was based mostly on the ministry’s headquarters.
Dr Noor Hisham mentioned Dr Chai was effectively preferred by his colleagues, the general public in addition to the normal and complementary drugs group.
“The ministry is saddened by the passing of one of many dedicated officers who is devoted to his duties.
“Could his soul be showered with grace,” mentioned Dr Noor Hisham.