KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Sungai Buloh Hospital will be turned into an infectious disease centre that will be the main facility for treating the novel coronavirus.
Bernama reported Sungai Buloh Hospital infectious disease consultant Dr Suresh Kumar Chidambaram as saying that 112 beds on the fourth and fifth floors of the public hospital has been set aside for Covid-19 patients, while the third floor, with a 14-bed intensive care unit, has been designated for patients in need of oxygen and intensive care.
The departments on those floors have been moved to nearby facilities.
“We know most hospitals have a shortage of beds problem, but at Sungai Buloh Hospital, we have resolved the issue. There is no shortage of beds for Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment at the hospital,” Dr Suresh was quoted saying.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reportedly said Sungai Buloh Hospital would be the main facility for coronavirus patients, while Shah Alam Hospital and Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital would also focus on Covid-19.
Malaysia yesterday confirmed 18 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total in the country to 117.