Members of the public have been told to refrain from speculating over the death of health ministry senior principal assistant director Dr Chai Koh Meow yesterday until the official results of the post-mortem are out.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Chai completed his Covid-19 booster dose on Nov 9, and did not report any extraordinary side effects after receiving the vaccination.
He said Chai was also present for duty as usual until Nov 16.
Noor Hisham said an investigation into the cause of death is ongoing, and that the ministry is seeking the cooperation of the people to respect the privacy of Chai’s family.
“Condolences to all family members of Dr Chai Koh Meow on his demise on Nov 17,” he said in a statement on Facebook.
Noor Hisham also said the late doctor who was a senior principal assistant director at the ministry headquarters, was also well liked by his colleagues, the local community as well as the traditional and complementary medicine fraternity.
“The health ministry regrets the demise of one of its committed and dedicated officers,” he said.