KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — IHH Healthcare Malaysia has allocated 10 per cent of bed capacity, including intensive care unit (ICU) beds, across its 16 hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients.
IHH operates Gleneagles Hospitals, Pantai Hospitals, and the Pantai Court Medical Centre.
“Private hospitals are not built to the same scale as public facilities, but we are contributing our part according to each hospital’s capacity and capability.
“Our command centre tackles operational and clinical challenges in managing Covid-19 patients for optimal and timely care,” IHH Healthcare Malaysia CEO Jean-Francois Naa said in a statement today.
He added that since early last year, IHH has allocated 200 beds across its hospital network to treat non-coronavirus patients decanted from public hospitals and pledged more than RM24 million to subsidise their medical treatment.
IHH also loaned 20 ventilators last year to public hospitals to treat patients in their ICU.
Gleneagles Hospitals, Pantai Hospitals and Prince Court Medical Centre have also launched a telehealth service that connects patients at home to specialists.
“Our Preparedness and Safety Plan will continually be adapted to the situation as our staff, doctors and patients’ safety is our highest priority. Patients can continue with their existing care plans at Gleneagles Hospitals, Pantai Hospitals and Prince Court Medical Centre knowing that they are in a safe environment,” said Francois.