Ipoh home taking extra precautions after 25 residents contract Covid-19

Most of the residents who tested positive for Covid-19 have been admitted to hospital. —Filepic

Home For The Aged (CWS) Simee in Ipoh is taking extra precautions after 25 residents tested positive for Covid-19.

Its manager Lee Weng Wah said the premises had been sanitised and the management was doing its best to ensure the safety of staff and residents.

“All staff now wear personal protective equipment and N95 masks when dealing with residents.

“It is unfortunate that this happened as no visitors have been allowed at the home since last year,” he said, adding that everyone had been vaccinated too.

“We are thankful for the public’s support as this has ensured that every resident receives proper care,” he added.

The first resident had initially tested negative but was sent to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun after developing symptoms such as coughing and fever.

The next day, another resident showed similar symptoms.

“We brought him to a clinic and although he tested negative for Covid-19, the doctor advised us to take him to a hospital as his oxygen level was below 90%,” Lee said during an online press conference organised by Ipoh Timur MP Wong Kah Woh.

“Both later tested positive for Covid-19,” he said, adding that the home had 43 residents, 14 workers and a volunteer.

Most of those who tested positive had been admitted to the hospital, said Lee, who also thanked Wong and Canning assemblyman Jenny Choy for their prompt action in assisting the home. — By ILI AQILAH

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