Drastic measures taken by MOH to maximise HTAR’s capacity in Klang


SHAH ALAM: Various drastic and immediate actions pertaining to Covid-19 patients at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR), Klang, including maximising the hospital capacity have been taken by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

MOH secretary-general Datuk Mohd Shafiq Abdullah said the existing wards have been upgraded and soon facilities and equipment will be improved to ensure that the best health services and treatment can be provided to patients.

A total of 27 additional workers were mobilised at the hospital and the process of appointing permanent and contract staff is in progress to overcome the hike in the number of patients at HTAR.

He said the ministry has approved an additional allocation of RM 57.3 million under the emergency procurement for pieces of medical equipment such as ventilators, beds, infusion pumps, blood glucose machines, patient monitors and other essential needs.

In total, HTAR received RM 9.25 million in allocations.

Furthermore, effective July 30, the ministry had set up a helpline desk at the Emergency and Trauma Department to enable the next of kin to obtain the latest health status on their family members affected by Covid-19. This statement was made in reply to a letter from Klang MP Charles Santiago dated Aug 11 and a media report of the current Covid-19 situation in HTAR. – BERNAMA

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