Steep learning curve but keep helping to flatten the virus curve, says health DG

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says frontliners from both the public and private sectors have made huge sacrifices to combat the Covid-19 crisis.

PETALING JAYA: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the Covid-19 outbreak has been a steep learning curve but that the nation’s health sector is prepared for any possibility.

In a Facebook post, he said the health sector was doing all it could to fight the pandemic. He added that the wellbeing and safety of the people was the top priority.

He appealed to the public to remain at home during the movement control order (MCO), acknowledging that the outbreak had affected everyone in some way with the partial lockdown.

“You are crucial in flattening the curve, thereby giving us more time and capacity to cater to your healthcare needs. Every Malaysian must play their part in battling this pandemic,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

Noor Hisham also paid tribute to frontliners from the public and private sectors, thanking them for stepping up and making sacrifices to combat the virus in this time of crisis.

“Many have left loved ones at home and have given up time and comfort to be at the frontline to treat our patients.

“The ministry sees each and every one of you and we appreciate everything you have done and continue to do daily.

“The sincere dedication shown by every member of the health workforce in the face of this overwhelming pandemic is nothing short of amazing,” he said.

He also thanked various individuals and organisations for their contributions to the frontliners as they combat the pandemic.

Malaysia recorded its highest daily recovery yesterday with 91 patients cleared, bringing the tally of discharged patients to 479.

The total number of patients as of yesterday was 2,626 while 37 deaths have been reported.