The Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in MAEPS, Serdang, Selangor. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 18 MAY 2021.
The Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in MAEPS, Serdang, Selangor. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 18 MAY 2021.

By Shawaliah Hadir

KUALA LUMPUR – Each day, more than 1,000 patients infected by Covid-19 in the Klang Valley are admitted into the hospital.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that at the same time, there are 6,427 patients in the hospitals of Klang Valley.

Meanwhile, 2,685 patients are at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC).

The spike of admission rate is caused by the recent increment of Covid-19 cases in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

“The number of new patients admitted into the hospitals of Klang Valley has increased more than 33 percent compared to two weeks ago.

“More than 1,000 patients are admitted into the hospital every day,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Besides that, he also said that the number of patients waiting to get treatment at the Emergency and Trauma unit is also high.

Noor Hisham said, several measure have been taken under the Greater Klang Valley Task Force to overcome such situation including increasing additional beds at the field hospital outside the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang Hospital.

Hospital beds in Selayang and Serdang Hospitals have also been increased.

He said, the capacity of PKRC MAEPS has also been increased to provide treatment to patients who require oxygen treatment.

For the record the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Selayang Hospital, Ampang Hospital, Serdang Hospital and the UKM Children Specialist Hospital are operating as full Covid-19 hospitals currently.

2,884 additional hospital bed capacity has been increased since two weeks ago in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

“The vaccination rate in Klang Valley will continue to be accelerate to reduce serious symptoms among infected patients,” he added. –MalaysiaGazette

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