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Health DG Squeezes In Time To Perform Surgery Even While Busy Leading Nation Against Covid-19

Health DG Squeezes In Time To Perform Surgery Even While Busy Leading Nation Against Covid-19

Kirat Kaur
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Despite the arduous journey in leading the country’s Covid-19 fight for months, Health Director General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah still managed to squeeze in some time to perform surgery.

Sharing pictures of the operating team decked in surgical scrubs, face masks and face shields, Dr Noor Hisham said that he found time to perform a thyroid removal surgery (thyroidectomy) for a patient diagnosed with right dominant multinodular goitre this morning.

Indeed it was refreshing to be in the operating room again to calm my “withdrawal symptoms” and meet all my OT staff. I was also briefed on the workflow and SOP for Covid-19 positive patients that have to undergo surgery.

Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Health Director General via Facebook.
Health Director General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah with the surgical team decked in SOP-compliant gear in the operation theatre this morning.
(Credit: Noor Hisham Abdullah/Facebook)


The hardworking Health DG also took the opportunity to heap praises for the frontliners, stating his amazement at their ingenuity, strength and creativity.

Aside from his duties as the nation’s Health DG, Dr Noor Hisham is also a senior consultant surgeon in Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery at Hospital Putrajaya. He is a trained surgeon with a Master’s degree in Surgery and a Doctorate of Medicine from UKM and specializes in endocrine surgery.


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