Three OTs at Serdang Heart Centre up and running, says Dzulkefly


PETALING JAYA: Three out of the four non-functioning operating theatres (OT) at Pusat Jantung Hospital Serdang (Serdang Heart Centre) have been working since Wednesday (June 5), says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

“On the first day, two adults and two children underwent successful procedures.

"This was followed by three adults and two children on the second day,” he said in a Facebook post on Friday (June 7).

“All issues related to the temperature and humidity have been resolved,” he added.

He said work is proceeding at the fourth non-functional OT, which is expected to be up and running again soon.

The Star reported on May 14 that maintenance issues at the cardiac facility in Hospital Serdang had caused its four OTs to be unusable, resulting in over 1,000 patients remaining on the waiting list for procedures.

The 18-month-old cardiac facility's four OTs had to be shut down because of maintenance problems, particularly air-conditioning issues, leaving the hospital with only one functioning OT in its old building.

The heart centre, opened in December 2022, is one of the country's primary cardiology centres, receiving referrals from all over the nation.

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