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Health DG: More hospitals in Sabah to treat Kovid-19 patients

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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Kota Marudu Hospital in Sabah has become another hospital in the state for the treatment of Kovid-19 cases, said Director General of Health Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (October 11), seven hospitals with a total capacity of 946 beds are now in need of intensive care (three to five categories) in the state to handle Kovid-19 cases, including 66 critical care. Beds and 170 ventilators.

The Ministry of Health has also identified six Kovid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centers (PKRCs) in the state. The number of hospitals to treat symptoms or patients has been increased to 16. (Categories one and two).

The 16 PKRCs have a capacity of 3,876 beds. The total number of beds was 4,822. Compared to the previous 2,596.

In addition to the Kota Marudu Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of the other hospitals in Sabah that has been assigned to the Kovid-19 cases (sections three to five). Noor Hisham said; Saba Women’s Children’s Hospital; Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan; Tawa au Hospital; Lahad Datu Hospital, Kenningau Hospital.

The ministry plans to build a field hospital in Tawa in collaboration with the Malaysian Armed Forces as part of preparations for hospitals on the east coast of Sabah.

Non-Covid-19 patients seeking treatment in obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and general surgery will be treated at this field hospital.

He said that this would give more space to Tawa Hospital to treat Kovid-19 cases in three to five sections and one and two sections would remain in PKRC.

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The sub has also registered 3,841 Kovid-19 cases, including Kota Beloud, Tuvaran, Kota Kinabalu, Puttan, Penampang, Papper, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Semporna, Tawa au and 11 clusters. – Bernam

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