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Health ministry cannot divulge details about Najib’s medical condition without court order
Published on: Thursday, September 22, 2022
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The medical report on Najib Razak’s health condition will be submitted to the court, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
PETALING JAYA: The health ministry cannot divulge any details about former prime minister Najib Razak’s health condition, says health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a Facebook post, Noor Hisham said Najib was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for treatment after a Sept 12 court order due to his “unsatisfactory health condition”.

“The health ministry has carried out clinical investigations, treatment and monitoring, and the medical report will be submitted to the court (by order of the court),” he said.

“At the same time, the ministry has the responsibility to comply with the ethics of patient confidentiality under the Medical Act 1971 (Amendment 2012).

“Any detailed information about a patient’s health can only be presented to the court (if ordered by the court).”

Yesterday, the prisons department said Najib was transferred to the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (HRC) for treatment and observation on Monday after being referred by HKL.

It said Najib will be sent back to Kajang prison to continue serving his sentence after clearance from the specialists at HRC or HKL.

Najib was admitted to HKL last week after his blood pressure experienced “fluctuations”, his lawyer, Shafee Abdullah, said.

The Pekan MP began serving his 12-year jail sentence on Aug 23 after the Federal Court upheld his conviction and sentence in his SRC International case.

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