Renowned Malaysian surgeon Tan Kai Chah has reportedly passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, on the island of Hainan. The doctor was a very notable liver transplant surgeon who was known for performing a liver transplant on Andrea De Cruz, a former actress from Singapore. Now, the saddening piece of news is coming forward that Dr Tan Kai Chah passed away at the age of 68. Ever since the disheartening was announced, his well-wishers and all of his co-workers are condoling his death and paying him heartfelt tributes. Here, check what was his cause of death and other information.
Believing the reports that are circulating on the internet, Dr Tan Kai Chah has passed away after having a heart attack. It is believed that he died of a heart attack and the news has really left all of his well-wishers in disbelief. The Malaysian doctor was also known as Dr K.C. Tan and as per reports, he has gone on a business trip. On Sunday evening, the Asian American Medical Group stated that he was running the first Singapore-operated medical centre which was located on the island in Southern China. Talking about the doctor, Dr Tan was the executive chairman of a medical group based in Singapore.
Dr Tan practised in the Asian American Liver Centre which was a part of the Singapore-based medical group. The group chief financial controller, Ms Angela Choong, shared that before passing away, the doctor had sent his usual “good morning” text to all of the colleagues and said that he died in his hotel room between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. Ms Choong added that Dr Tan’s death was quite unexpected and sudden and that the team is still trying to believe that fact that he is gone. She further said that Dr Tan was well-respected in his profession and a good boss.
Ms Choong continued that Dr Tan cared for all of his patients and worked day and night to provide the best possible care and treatment. He is survived by his wife and his daughter who are in extreme pain right now. Besides, Dr Tan was popularly known as the liver transplant surgeon who performed the transplant on actor Pierre Png’s wife De Cruz who was reported to have almost died as she took slimming pills in 2002. Tan Kai Chah performed life-saving surgery on the actress. Pierre Png shared an emotional post on Instagram where he paid the doctor who saved his wife’s life a tribute.