USM declines to comment on possible Covid-19 cases on campus, leaves it to Health Ministry


PETALING JAYA: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is keeping mum over speculation that there are Covid-19 cases at its health campus and hospital in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

USM Hospital and campus director Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Sukari Halim said only the Health Ministry was authorised to issue statements about Covid-19 cases.

“The safety and well-being of our employees and customers are among our top priorities, ” he said in a statement Thursday (Nov 26).

Prof Ahmad Sukari was responding to allegations on social media that a student at the health campus and some staff members had tested positive for Covid-19, with affected departments closed and staff asked to self-quarantine.

“The management of USM health campus and hospital is always committed in implementing all preventive and regulatory measures to ensure that cases of Covid-19 infections do not affect our services, especially healthcare to citizens, ” he added.

He also said they were working with various agencies including the Kelantan Health Department to ensure standard operating procedures issued by the National Security Council are adhered to.

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