MOH set up special committee to audit death cases of COVID-19

MOH set up special committee to audit death cases of COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry (MOH) has set up a special committee to carry out audit of COVID-19 patients who died in hospitals, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the National COVID-19 Mortality Review Committee would be chaired by Infectious Disease consultant Datuk Dr Christopher Lee, who is former Health deputy director-general Research and Technical Support.

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.

“Christopher will be assisted by experts in various disciplines, while the Medical Care Quality Branch, Medical Development Division acts as the technical secretariat for the National COVID-19 Mortality Review Committee.

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

Hisham said the findings of the information analysis by the committee will be used in the management of COVID-19 patients.

He also thanked Christopher for his willingness to help, despite having retired from the civil service last January.

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