HKL's Covid-19 treatment facilities unaffected by admission of LRT mishap victims, say Dr Adham

PUTRAJAYA: The treatment of Covid-19 positive patients at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital is unaffected by the surge of cases admitted to the facility after the LRT train mishap.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said there are currently 64 victims of the accident being warded.

He said that three are in a critical condition, three need ventilator assistance while another three are in surgery, he said.

“The rest of the victims are being treated at the emergency and surgical wards and the ward for Covid-19 at HKL is not affected. We can still make use of our existing resources, ” he said on Tuesday (May 25).

Dr Adham said the hospital’s surgical ward has been allocated and repurposed to treat victims that are not in a critical condition.

On Monday (May 24) night, a train under manual control that was undergoing testing had run into another that was carrying 213 passengers between the underground KLCC and Kampung Baru stations.

The incident left 47 people severely injured and 166 others with light injuries.

The Kelana Jaya line was the first fully automated metro line in Malaysia when it was opened in 1998.

With 37 stations, the Kelana Jaya line is the busiest metro line in Malaysia, moving nearly 300,000 passengers on an average working day before the Covid-19 pandemic.

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