Covid-19: Faced with Omicron wave, Health Ministry reactivates National Rapid Response Task Force

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has reactivated the Covid-19 National Rapid Response Task Force (RRTF), says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Health Minister said this was to ensure high preparedness to face the Omicron wave.

“The RRTF is a special committee that will implement rapid preliminary action to control transmission in a state or area, among which is adding beds and remodelling non-Covid-19 beds, building field hospitals and outsourcing patients to private hospitals,” he said in a press conference on Monday (Feb 7).

The RRTF will be co-chaired by the deputy public health director-general and deputy medical director-general, who will report directly to the Health Minister.

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