#TTFCovid19: Teluk Intan Hospital temporarily shut for cleaning after 37 staff test positive

The number of healthcare workers who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 so far is 73. Source (pic): Harian Metro

#تتفچوۏيد19: هوسڤيتل تلوق اينتن دتوتوڤ سمنتارا باڬي ڤمبرسيهن سلڤس 37 كاكيتاڠن ڤوسيتيف چوۏيد-19

#TTFCovid19: The health director-general (DG) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a few wards in Teluk Intan Hospital in Perak have been closed after 37 of its staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaking to reporters in Putrajaya, the DG said the number of healthcare workers who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 is 73 so far; however, the source of their infection is still being investigated.

He added that public hospitals whose staff recorded the highest number of infections are Hospital Teluk Intan, Hospital Putrajaya, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah and Hospital Selayang.

“We have directed other staff to these hospitals to supplement the shortage of workers due to the infections,” he said.


KUALA LUMPUR: The health director-general (DG) Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a few wards in Teluk Intan Hospital in Perak have been closed after 37 of its staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaking to reporters in Putrajaya, the DG said the number of healthcare workers who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 is 73 so far; however, the source of their infection is still being investigated.




“Teluk Intan Hospital has been closed for cleaning, disinfection and others, but it will reopen after that,” he said.

“We will call doctors and other health workers from the surrounding area to serve at Teluk Intan once it is reopened,” he said.

He added that public hospitals whose staff recorded the highest number of infections are Hospital Teluk Intan, Hospital Putrajaya, Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah and Hospital Selayang.

“We have directed other staff to these hospitals to supplement the shortage of workers due to the infections,” he said.

The latest confirmed infections across the country stands at 1,796 cases, while 19 people have died.

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