Selayang Hospital to be full Covid-19 facility, can provide up to 450 beds


PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Selayang Hospital will be turned into a full Covid-19 hospital with capability of providing up to 450 beds for Covid-19 care, says Public Health deputy director-general Datuk Dr Chong Chee Kheong.

As one of the strategies to mitigate the surge in Covid-19 cases in the Klang Valley, Dr Chong, who is also the Health Ministry's Greater Klang Valley special task force commander on the pandemic, said that non-Covid-19 patients at Selayang Hospital would be decanted to private hospitals in the region to increase bed capacity for Covid-19 patients in categories 3, 4 and 5.

Category 3 refers to cases with pneumonia but not requiring oxygen, category 4 to those with pneumonia requiring oxygen, while those in category 5 require ventilator support.

Selayang Hospital will be the fourth hospital in the Klang Valley to be turned into a full Covid-19 hospital, Dr Chong said in a statement on Saturday (July 24).

The Sungai Buloh Hospital, Ampang Hospital and the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang have been turned into full Covid-19 hospitals.

The Greater Klang Valley special task force was established by the Health Ministry to strengthen the Klang Valley’s healthcare system’s preparedness to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. - Bernama

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