Johor sets up Covid Assessment Centre to manage patients


R. Vidyananthan. -filepic

JOHOR BARU: Johor has set up a Covid Assessment Centre (CAC) to help manage Covid-19 patients in the state.

State health and environment committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said the CAC, located at Bukit Indah health clinic, was set up Saturday (Jan 10).

“There is a need for Covid-19 patients that have yet to be warded to get the necessary advice and early review before their admittance to a hospital.

“The centre will also help build a complete policy in managing the patients covering treatments at their homes, communities and also at hospitals, ” he said on Wednesday (Jan 13).

Vidyananthan added that as of 5pm on Tuesday (Jan 12), 371 patients have come to the centre including 73 individuals who were under house observation before being admitted to the hospital.

He said 51 others have been referred to the hospital while another 241 have been discharged, ” he said adding that with the CAC, the government hoped it was able to help manage Covid-19 patients within a community.

Meanwhile, Vidyananthan said that as of Tuesday, Johor reported 442 new cases with 318 coming from the present clusters.

He said 77 cases were detected from close contact screenings while 47 from other screenings.

"This brings the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Johor to 10,761 with 5,339 cases have been fully recovered while some 5,377 are still active and have been isolated and treated at hospitals.

“The cumulative death so far is 45, ” he said adding that there were 33 active clusters still active in the state.

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