Newly-built UKM Specialist Children’s Hospital may be turned into temporary Covid-19 hospital

PETALING JAYA: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Specialist Children’s Hospital (HPKK UKM) may potentially be repurposed as a Covid-19 hospital to help ease the strain on Klang Valley hospitals where Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are now operating beyond full capacity.

“As a measure to deal with the sudden increase in category 4 and 5 Covid-19 cases that require ICU beds, upper managements from the Health Ministry and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) have met to discuss the recommendation of using of HPKK UKM as a Covid-19 hospital, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah wrote on Facebook on Saturday (May 22).

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