LETTER | We respectfully disagree with Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah when he stated on May 16, 2021, that there is no conclusive evidence for the use of Ivermectin against Covid-19.
We understand that the officials and staffs of MOH are currently overwhelmed with the rising infective and mortality rates of the disease. Our team of researchers are pleased to do the homework pointing to the numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies showing Ivermectin is effective prophylaxis and treatment for Covid-19.
Ivermectin has already been proven to be very safe as it has been used safely and successfully (to treat other tropical diseases) for over 40 years and by four billion people.
We feel that many people are dying every day and getting infected with Covid-19 so unnecessarily.
We have no malice in being critical of Health DG’s statements. We are saddened to see the pandemic has claimed many lives, caused so much hardship, and used up so much of human and financial resources.
We genuinely believe, and are confident that if Ivermectin is mass-distributed, the epidemic in our country will be quickly brought under control.
The above statement is endorsed by:
Captain (Rtd) Wong Ang Peng, research scientist
Prof Mustafa Ali Mohd, senior pharmacologist & toxicologist
Dr Saifuzzaman Yusoff, medical doctor
Dr Zawawi Abdullah, medical doctor
Dr Durairajoo Govindarajoo, medical doctor
Nadzim Johan, chairperson, Coalition on Integrity of Vaccines & Drugs Against Covid-19 (Civdac)
Brig Gen (Rtd) Mohd Arshad Raji, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot)
Abd Kadir Warsi Mohamad, Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM)
Police Commissioner (Rtd) Shabudin Abdul Wahab, Covid Research Centre (AHM Group)
Tunku Azwil Tunku Abd Razak, Gabungan NGO Islam (GNI)