Armed Forces ready to help combat third wave

KAPIT: The Armed Forces will be stepping up its cooperation with the Health Ministry to combat the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Jen Tan Sri Affendi Buang (pic).

The Armed Forces chief said this included logistic support to transporting medical aid and health equipment, with assets including air transport involving the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

“This is our commitment to ensure the well-being of the people is always given priority, ” he said during a short visit to the Armed Forces hospital here yesterday.

He also said the setting up of field hospitals in other locations was subject to current needs and capacity provided by the Armed Forces Health Service Division.

On the field hospital in Kapit, which was set up on May 6, he said the hospital had 40 beds which could be expanded to 100 beds if the situation warranted it.

The hospital was set up by the First Medical Battalion based in Muara Tuang Camp, Kota Samarahan, with the cooperation of the Sarawak Health Department and Hospital Kapit.

The field hospital allows Hospital Kapit to focus on Covid-19 treatment with sufficient beds for pandemic patients and cases which are more serious.

Since it began operation on May 10, the field hospital has received seven patients and one was allowed to return home.

“At the moment, surgery is not carried out in the field hospital but its capability could be upgraded with an operation theatre and an intensive care unit if the need arises, ” he said. — Bernama

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