Klang hospital shuts Emergency Dept to non-critical cases due to high load

PETALING JAYA: Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang (HTAR) has closed its Emergency Department to non-critical patients on Friday (Feb 3) morning due to high patient load.

A notice has been placed at the entrance of the department to inform the public and redirect patients to nearby health facilities.

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"The department is dealing with an overwhelming patient load at this time, and they need to be given close attention.

"We need to prioritise critical and terminal cases that come to this department.

"Non-emergency cases are requested to go to nearby health facilities to receive treatment.

"Customers can contact our staff for additional assistance and guidance," the note stated.

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Sources from HTAR said the head of the department decided to put up the notice after the doctor had to review patients until 1.30am.

"The patient load was heavy. And the green zone was piling up with non-critical cases," said a source from the hospital.

It was not disclosed when the department would reopen to non-critical cases.

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