Noor Hisham shies away from being called a hero

The director-general of health, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (right), has been in the public eye since the Covid-19 crisis began. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, described as a national hero on social media, has rebuffed that description, and said the focus should be on the citizens.

“It is not about me but what we (citizens) can do as one to fight Covid-19,” he said when asked by a reporter on how he felt upon being hailed a national hero on social media.

“To me, that is not important (the title of ‘national hero’) but what is important is our service (to the health ministry),” he said.

Noor Hisham also urged the public to follow health ministry advice and methods to prevent being infected with Covid-19.

“Do not follow what has been viralled on social media, fake news and so on, refer to the MoH website,” he said.

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