Special committee to carry out audit of Covid-19 deaths

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says information obtained from the analysis by the special committee be used in the management of Covid-19 patients.

KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry has set up a special committee to carry out the audit of Covid-19 patients who died in hospitals, said its director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the National Covid-19 Mortality Review Committee will be chaired by infectious disease consultant Dr Christopher Lee, who is a former health deputy director-general (research and technical support).

Noor Hisham said the setting up of the special committee was decided at the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) meeting which he chaired yesterday.

He said Lee will be assisted by experts in various disciplines, while the medical care quality branch of the medical development division will act as the technical secretariat for the committee.

“Through this committee, every detail on management and treatment given to every Covid-19 death cases will be reviewed by the experts,” he said in a statement on his Facebook page.

Information obtained from the analysis by the committee will be used in the management of Covid-19 patients, he said.

Lee retired from the civil service last January.

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