malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 09:45 am

Official: Johor public hospitals completely out of ICU space for Covid-19 cases

Official: Johor public hospitals completely out of ICU space for Covid-19 cases
JOHOR BARU, May 4 — The Johor government disclosed today that public hospitals in the state have exceeded the capacity of their intensive care units (ICUs) to treat critical Covid-19 cases. Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said based on yesterday’s statistics, a...

Vidyananthan said based on yesterday’s statistics, a total of 49 Covid-19 patients were being treated at six specialist hospitals’ ICU units in the state.“At the same time, there is also a high number of critically ill non-Covid-19 patients who require ICU treatment at present,” said Vidyananthan in a statement issued here today.Vidyananthan said since April 1, all 12 government hospitals in the state have been operating as hybrid Covid-19 hospitals treating both Covid-19 patients and uninfected patients, including at the Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Kluang.Vidyananthan said even though the surau had been closed from April 24 until Sunday, the cluster would still be monitored by the state Health Department until May 29 for any new cases.

He said this meant ICU usage in the state was at 114 per cent as there was only capacity for 43 Covid-19 patients in critical state.JOHOR BARU, May 4 — The Johor government disclosed today that public hospitals in the state have exceeded the capacity of their intensive care units (ICUs) to treat critical Covid-19 cases.

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