86% of Covid-19 DOA cases not under medical supervision, Khairy says


Ragananthini Vethasalam

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says the ministry will work towards reducing the number of Covid-19 DOA cases by ensuring that more patients are given medical supervision. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, September 9, 2021.

AN overwhelming 86% of the 2,417 Covid-19 fatalities declared dead on arrival (DOA) at hospitals were not under the supervision of health authorities, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

“From the 2,417 DOA cases, as of August, only 217 or 14% were under supervision of the Ministry of Health, Covid-19 assessment centres or private health facilities,” he said at the ministry’s weekly press conference today.


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