MOH unable to divulge Najib’s medical condition

Raevathi Supramaniam

Ex-prime minister Najib Razak has been admitted to Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital as he requires follow-up physiotherapy treatments, but the Health Ministry cannot reveal his health condition without a court order. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 22, 2022.

THE Health Ministry cannot divulge former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s health condition unless it was requested by the court, said Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The health director-general said the ministry is bound by doctor-patient confidentiality under the Medical Act 1971 (Amendment 2012).

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