In light of the spread of misinformation and disinformation on mainstream and social media regarding incidents in the health sector, the Secretary to the Health Ministry has instructed government employees to exercise caution when releasing official information to the media or the public.
This reminder was conveyed through a circular.
The circular highlights that in the past, certain information provided by public officials to the media has led to problematic situations.
It emphasizes the need to promptly address this issue and take necessary actions to prevent such situations from occurring.
The circular also directs all public officials to adhere to the provisions outlined in Section 6 and 7 of Chapter XLVII, Volume II of the Establishments Code, which govern the release of official information to the media or the public. It further warns that disciplinary actions will be taken if a problematic situation arises as a result of deviating from these provisions.