PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has today visited the Emergency Division and the Forensic Department of Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR), Klang to see for himself the situation at the health facility which was previously reported to be facing some difficulties such as lack of beds in the COVID-19 treatment ward.
He was accompanied by Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and the top management of HTAR.
“Alhamdulillah, I was informed that the order for the immediate addition of ventilators for the use of HTAR has been completed and sent to this hospital following the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in Klang.
“The hospital also informed (him) that the capacity of treatment beds for the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward will also be increased in the near future apart from the initiative to make the trainee doctor’s dormitory and HTAR Day Care Complex as a temporary ward to treat the patients,” he said in a Facebook post today.
This immediate step, he added, was appropriate and indispensable in our efforts to provide the best services and treatment to patients and the community.
Muhyiddin also expressed confidence that the Government will achieve herd immunity before the end of this year is on track as the country’s vaccination rate continues to increase where yesterday over 420,000 doses a day were successfully administered.
“This daily vaccination rate is among the highest in the world and this is an excellent milestone for the National COVID-19 Immunization Program and the Government’s efforts to achieve group immunity.
“This achievement is due to the hard work of all parties, including the people as a whole, who are increasingly aware of the importance of taking the COVID-19 vaccine injection,” he said.
To speed up the phase transition in VAT, especially in high -risk areas such as the Klang Valley, the Government will also purchase an additional two million doses of vaccines and distribute them to Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negeri Sembilan starting later this month.
“This is the Government’s commitment in ensuring that the increase in cases in states with the highest infection rates can be addressed promptly.
“I also took the opportunity to chat with the front line staff who shared the difficulties and challenges they went through while running the trust in the face of this pandemic,” he said.
The Prime Minister also personally expressed his appreciation and gratitude to frontliners who have continued to persevere in providing services since this pandemic hit the country more than a year ago.