Shah Alam Hospital to go fully non Covid-19

Shah Alam Hospital to go fully non Covid-19

The Shah Alam Hospital has changed its status from hybrid Covid-19 into the first fully non-Covid-19 hospital in Selangor, effective today.

Selangor health director Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said that following the change in status, Shah Alam Hospital will only receive non-Covid-19 cases while pandemic cases would only be attended at the emergency department level.

“… (Acceptance of) Covid-19 cases is only at the emergency department and we will refer the cases to Ampang Hospital, Sungai Buloh Hospital and the low-risk Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centre at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

“With Shah Alam Hospital being made a fully non-Covid-19 hospital, it can carry out surgery and operations like a normal hospital,” he said after visiting a Selangor vaccine outreach dispensing centre here today.

He said the decision was taken following a change in status for Ampang Hospital which is now made a fully Covid-19 treatment hospital effective yesterday.

Sha’ari said his department is targeting two more Covid-19 hybrid hospitals namely Kajang Hospital and Banting Hospital to become fully non-Covid-19 hospitals after this.

Meanwhile, Sha’ari said three primary treatment areas in Ampang Hospital – blood related diseases, obstetrics and paediatrics – would remain despite the change in status of the hospital.

“Ampang Hospital is a referral centre for diseases related to blood. When we made it a fully Covid-19 hospital, we are still retaining it as a blood referral centre as well as maintaining obstetric and paediatric operations.

“The three disciplines will not be disturbed after becoming fully Covid-19,” he said.

Sha’ari said about 700 beds are provided at Ampang Hospital to accommodate category three and four Covid-19 patients.

“Currently we are treating 1,200 to 1,500 category three patients at MAEPS. Yesterday, from about 100 category four patients, 94 were referred to the fully Covid-19 hospital. - FMT