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Malaysia appoints new Director General of Health

Datuk Dr Hasan bin Abdul Rahman has been appointed Director General at Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, taking over from from Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Haji Mohd Ismail Merican.


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Prior to this appointment, Dr Hasan had served as the Deputy Director General (Public Health) at the Ministry, between 2007 and 2009, where he was in charge the Ministry’s Disease Control Division.

Dr Hasan holds a master’s degree in public health and a bachelor’s degree in medicine, both from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Dr Ismail Merican, whose tenure as Director General spanned over seven years, witnessed dramatic shift of challenges facing Malaysia. He was in the driving seat for the country’s health planning as well as the implementation of Total Hospital Information Systems, TeleHealth and personal health record projects.

More information about Malaysia’s health IT development, including mistakes and lessons learnt, can be founded in “Building a healthy Malaysia” – an in-depth report FutureGov conducted in 2010.

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On 26 April 2012 Suriya wrote:

Please may I have DG's email address.
Thank you

On 26 April 2012 Suriya wrote:

Please may I have the email address of - DG of Health .
Thank you

On 18 September 2012 Dr. MEHMOOD AZIM wrote:

May I please request for Director General's email ID.


Dr. Mehmood Azim
+91 95827 91829

On 19 October 2012 Dr A. Bandara wrote:

Would you please send me the email address of DG of Health

On 26 December 2013 Dr Sheikh Shibli Nomani wrote:

May I request you to send me the email address of DG Health Malaysia please ! My cell # 0088020173033211 Bangladesh

On 18 May 2014 Dr. Mohammad Momtazul Hoque wrote:

Dear Sir,
May i get the email ID of Your Honorable DG please. It is very much important for us.
Dr. Mohammad Momtazul Hoque
Assistant Director & DPM Foreign Training
Directorate of Health Services,
Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Cell +8801788454460

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