Penang Hospital's Outpatient Dept being used as initial treatment ward for Covid-19 as cases rise


GEORGE TOWN: The Outpatient Department of Penang Hospital has to be converted into an observation and initial treatment ward for Covid-19 patients following a sudden increase in Covid-19 patients to the Emergency and Trauma Department and admission to the hospital wards.

The state Health Department said with the temporary closure, health clinics in the north-east district have been prepared to receive outpatients with the assistance of the medical officers of the hospital's Outpatient Department.

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