In a recent announcement released by the Ministry of Health (MOH), they denied claims that the suicide that took place at the Serdang Hospital was related to COVID-19.
Announced by MOH’s Director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah via Twitter account @KKMPutrajaya, the recent announcement debunked previous claims made by the media mentioning that a male patient admitted to Serdang Hospital for self-isolation was found dead yesterday evening (27 March 2020) in the toilet of ward 7D.
Laporan media yang mendakwa seorang pesakit #COVID19 membunuh diri di sebuah hospital adalah tidak benar.
Memang berlaku kes bunuh diri tetapi tidak melibatkan pesakit #COVID19 – KPK @DGHisham
— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 28, 2020
In his announcement, the Director-general writes, “Media reports stating that a COVID-19 patient committed suicide were false.”
“There was however a suicide, but it did not involve a COVID-19 patient.”
Netizens commenting on the announcement mentions the need for authorities to take action against those who reported on the incident for spreading the fake news.
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