Field hospital in Penang operational soon


All in order: Mej-Jen Arman (second from left) looking at the progress work of the Field ICU at Penang Hospital. — ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

GEORGE TOWN: The 100-bed capacity field hospital at the Penang Hospital here is almost ready and is expected to be completed within a day or two.

Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) 2nd Division Commander Mejar-Jeneral Datuk Arman Rumaizi Ahmad, who announced this, said 95% of the hospital has been completed.

“As the preparations for this hospital involve various agencies, work will still be ongoing after this in terms of technical and mechanical work. We expect to complete preparations in terms of logistical assets in a few days,” he said after visiting the site yesterday.

Last week, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the field hospital would be built at the parking lot of the Penang Hospital after it reached its critical capacity due to increasing Covid-19 cases.

He added the field hospital would be equipped with respiratory facilities, intensive care unit (ICU) equipment and other facilities.

The hospital with 100 beds will have eight ICU beds, while the remaining 92 are “acute” beds to treat Categories 3 and 4 Covid-19 patients.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

field hospital , Penang Hospital ,

   

Next In Nation

Covid-19: Over 30,000 people have received booster shots
Air Selangor: Water supply to Sepang, Kuala Langat to be fully restored by late Wednesday (Oct 20)
Selangor MB: I am not receiving monthly bribes from gambling syndicates
Flashback #Star50: Osmond Mania!
Water supply disruption at 156 areas in Sepang, Kuala Langat due to burst pipe
Don't be alarmed by low flying jets from Oct 19 to 21, says Mindef
Public all for low-key ministers without huge entourage
Designers launch month-long fashion campaign
Almost 94% of adults fully vaccinated
Young innovators in the making in Ranau

Others Also Read


Vouchers