NST: Sungai Buloh Hospital to serve as hybrid hospital

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sungai Buloh Hospital will now serve as a hybrid hospital that treats both Covid-19 as well as non-Covid patients.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry agreed for the hospital to resume treatment for non-Covid cases since the number of critical patients and use of healthcare facilities for Covid treatment in the Klang Valley was currently low.

The Sungai Buloh Hospital was previously gazetted as a special treatment facility to treat only Covid-19 patients on March 10, 2020.

This strategic move, Dr Noor Hisham said, was done to treat Covid-19 cases and enable optimum management of healthcare facilities, medicines, equipment, expertise and human resources.

"During the peak of its operations, the Sungai Buloh Hospital was able to take in over 2,000 Covid-19 patients at a time.

"Up to yesterday, a total of 92,874 Covid-19 patients have received treatment at this hospital," he said in a statement today.

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