KUALA LUMPUR: The Serdang Hospital has activated its water supply contingency plan following disruptions in water supply since Sept 23.
In a statement here Tuesday, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the plan which comprised several phases would ensure service given to patients especially in emergency cases could continue as usual.
He said the hospital was still giving treatment in critical cases.
“Among the measures taken include referring patients in partially-emergency cases to other hospitals, postponing elective cases and appointments at outpatient clinics until the water supply to the hospital returns to normal,” he said.
He said the service would return to normal in stages after the water supply situation returned to normal.
Dr Noor Hisham also said the disruption in water supply to the Kajang Hospital which began late on Thursday night (Sept 22) did not affect its critical services.
The water supply to the hospital was fully restored on Sept 26.
“Cooperation, preparedness and a clear communications plan between the responsible parties in this matter is very important in reducing the impact on providing treatment to patients,” he said.
He hoped the problem of water supply could be resolved as quickly as possible to prevent a repeat of the incident.The problem of water disruption in the Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts was due to the closure of the Sungai Semenyih water treatment plant from Sept 22 to 24 as a result of river pollution. - Bernama