Covid-19: Field hospital being activated in Tawau

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  • Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

TAWAU (Bernama): A field hospital is in the process of being activated at the Tawau Sports Complex Hall here.

The field hospital, which is located about 10 minutes from the Tawau Hospital, is being set up in collaboration with the Malaysian Armed Forces.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic), in a Facebook post on Thursday (Oct 15) said the field hospital would be used to treat non-Covid-19 patients from Tawau Hospital.

"The field hospital is dedicated to providing obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedic and general surgery services," he said.

According to him, the activation of the field hospital would give more space to the Tawau Hospital to treat Covid-19 cases that require intensive care (categories three to five) including those referred from nearby districts, especially Semporna.

"Cases with no or mild symptoms (categories one and two) will be placed at the Covid-19 low-risk quarantine and treatment centres," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also expressed his thanks to all parties, especially the MAF that have contributed to the setting up of the field hospital. – Bernama

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