PUTRAJAYA: The Well being Ministry paid tribute to its outgoing Deputy Director-Common (Medical) Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon (pic) on his final day of responsibility, after serving the ministry of 35 years.
Simply earlier than ending the each day Covid-19 press convention, Well being Director-Common Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah paid an emotional tribute to his deputy.
“As we speak is the final day of labor for one in every of my “panglima perang” (warfare generals) who will retire. He has been with the Well being Ministry’s staff all these whereas in its battle towards Covid-19.
“Many because of Dr Rohaizat for his excessive stage of dedication all through his service for the folks of Malaysia, ” stated Dr Noor Hisham, who got here near tears throughout his quick appreciation speech.
Though the each day press convention is solely dealt with by Dr Noor Hisham, Dr Rohaizat is usually on his aspect, along with the opposite senior officers.
Talking to the press later, Dr Rohaizat stated dealing with Covid-19 was essentially the most difficult process all through his profession.
“We have now not stopped working for the reason that Covid-19 outbreak began in December. Even on Hari Raya, though we have been allowed some rest, we nonetheless needed to come to work, ” he stated.
He stated having the ability to maintain the variety of Covid-19 instances underneath management was a hit that everybody within the nation needs to be pleased with.
“Daily, with out fail, Dr Noor Hisham would remind Malaysians to practise social distancing, and perhaps some folks have turn out to be bored of listening to it! However the message has caught and since Malaysians adhered to the rules, we’re capable of management Covid-19 within the nation.
Dr Rohaizat additionally thanked the media for its steady protection of the ministry’s Covid-19 updates.
Born on June 11,1960, Dr Rohaizat graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1985 and obtained his Grasp of Well being Planning from College of New South Wales in 1991.
He was conferred his Doctorate in Public Well being/Well being Economics, from UKM in 2007.
In 1985, he started serving within the ministry as a medical officer in Johor and was later appointed the director of Kluang Hospital from 1988 to 1990.
He was then moved to the ministry’s headquarters from 1990 and held a number of senior positions earlier than he was appointed the Deputy Director-Common of Well being (Medical) on March 25,2019.