COVID-19: MOH Frontline Doctor Dies From Underlying Conditions, Not Fatigue (Updated)

covid-19: moh frontline doctor dies from fatigue

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Update: Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has confirmed that Dr Ali Noor Hassan, a doctor who had been on the frontlines battling COVID-19, didn't die from fatigue as previously claimed.

It's understood that the good doctor had other underlying conditions, for which he was diagnosed a month ago.

Dr Noor Hisham and the Health Ministy (MOH) have offered their condolences to Dr Ali's family.

Our thoughts go out to his family.


A doctor working on the frontlines against COVID-19 under the Health Ministry (MOH) passed away on Monday (January 18th).

The Malaysian Funeral Management Squad (SPJM) took to Facebook to share the news about Dr Ali Noor Hassan, who was an SPJM member since 2018.

It’s understood that Dr Ali had taken a funeral management course under SPJM, and also participated in many religious activities with Surau Quba in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

“Dr Ali is said to be a member of the dakwah service and had twice participated in ijtimak or tabligh congregation gatherings in Beaufort, Sabah. Every time there’s a large tabligh congregation in Sabah, Dr Ali would come from Selangor to serve voluntarily as a medical staff for ijtimak participants,” the post read.

KEMATIAN AHLI SPJM PETUGAS FRONTLINER 😢⚰️💀 انا لله وانا اليه راجعون Kami baru menerima khabar kematian Almarhum Dr Ali...

Posted by Skuad Pengurusan Jenazah - SPJ Malaysia on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

SPJM shared the last picture of Dr Ali, which was taken by his friend before he fell ill because of the workload dealing with COVID-19 - he fell asleep while on duty and fainted.

Dr Ali’s health had begun to deteriorate in early December last year, before he breathed his last on Monday.


by Kyle Roshen Jacob