PUTRAJAYA MAY 18: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has expressed its worries as most of the public and private hospitals including the COVID-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centres (PKRC) nationwide have almost reached the maximum capacity.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, currently the situation has become worst with many positive COVID-19 cases need treatment in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with respiratory support. This has been going on since a few weeks ago.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, besides recording daily COVID-19 cases above four digits, active cases now stand more than 40,000 while the death cases are increasing every day as reported by the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC).
“The spike in COVID-19 cases has also pressured the national health services system and this has become the responsibility of everybody to break the chain of the infection.
“Now all Malaysians have become the most important front liners and as such everybody should stay at home if there is no important business outside. We have no choice; we have to take care of ourselves!” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham also urges those individuals who have received their COVID-19 vaccination to continue adhering to the health advices.
The health advices among others are as follows: 1) Avoid receiving guest to the house 2) Optimize the use of communication technology to communicate with friends and relatives 3) Use online services to buy any necessities 4) Plan your movement and avoid congested public place if you need to go outside 5) Cook your own healthy food and to avoid from the risk of COVID-19 infection 6) Exercise at your own premises 7) Practise self-quarantine at home with responsibility if you have been identified via MySejahtera apps that you are a casual contact, Person Under Surveillance (PUS) suspect case or confirmed case; after undergoing COVID-19 screening test until the result of the test is known; after being detected as close contact and still waiting for a phone call from the District Health Office (PKD) and if detected positive COVID-19 and waiting for a call from PKD, just stay at home except if emergency medical treatment is needed.- Malaysia World News