D-G: Health Ministry Advises Government on Virus Response, Not Policy Matters

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The Health Ministry’s advisory role in government is limited to the Covid-19 crisis and not on matters of policy, director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

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He said this in response to calls for clarification on whether the ministry had advised the government to convene parliament for only a day on May 18.

“I think it is beyond the Health Ministry’s role to advise on policy matters, etc. We advise the prime minister with regards to Covid-19 transmission,” he told reporters in Putrajaya today.

The ministry’s advice to the government during a health crisis is based on data and figures it has collected, he said. – TMI

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