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News of HKL surgeon who died after Covid-19 vaccination on Sept 3 is false

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 22): Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) has issued a denial over a viral message regarding a HKL surgeon named Dr Shafawati who died on Sept 3 after being vaccinated.

HKL explained that there was no surgeon named Dr Shafawati attached to the hospital.

The public is therefore reminded not to simply believe rumours that have gone viral that could cause concern and distress but instead to always refer to verified sources to obtain the latest information.

The announcement regarding the fake news was issued by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s Quick Response Team at 9pm on Thursday.

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