Dr Mohamed Sapian is Sarawak Health Director

Dr Noor Hisham (right) presents the appointment letter to Dr Mohamed.

KUCHING: Pahang’s Deputy State Health Director Datuk Dr Mohamed Sapian has been appointed as the new Sarawak Health Director.

Health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the former replaced Dr Chin Zin Hing who retired on May 21.

“Congratulations to Datuk Dr Mohamed Sapian Mohamed who has been appointed as the new Sarawak State Health Director effective from June 14.

“He replaces Dr Chin Zin Hing who retired on May 21, 2021. Previously, Dr Mohamed Sapian was the Deputy Director of Public Health at Pahang State Health Department (JKN) since 2016,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 11).

Dr Noor Hisham said the new Sarawak Health Director was a public health medical consultant with extensive experience in the field of public health and management.

Among the positions he has held were Semporna District Health Officer; Senior Principal Assistant Director of Vector Borne Disease Control Unit, JKN Pahang and Director of Jengka Hospital.

Dr Mohamed Sapian was formerly Bintulu Divisional Health Officer; Health Officer (Epidemiology) at Kuantan District Health Office; Bera District Health Officer and Rompin District Health Officer.

“I wish him the best in conducting the responsibilities entrusted upon him. Hopefully, the excellence of the Sarawak State Health Department can be continued,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

Last month, Dr Chin retired after three decades of service to Sarawak.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, in congratulating Dr Chin on his retirement, said the latter had contributed massively to the medical development in the state.

“Thank you very much to Dr Chin Zin Hing for over three decades of medical services to the people of Sarawak and various contribution to the medical development of Sarawak,” he said.