malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 12:30 am

Rising Covid-19 cases force Kelantan Health Dept to freeze Aidilfitri leave for 14,000

Rising Covid-19 cases force Kelantan Health Dept to freeze Aidilfitri leave for 14,000
KOTA BARU, May 3 — The Kelantan Health Department (JKNK) has frozen the Aidilfitri leave of 14,000 employees to handle the state’s rising Covid-19 cases which have reached three digits in the past fortnight. “We need all hands on deck at the moment to ensure patients receive treatment. “The...

KOTA BARU, May 3 — The Kelantan Health Department (JKNK) has frozen the Aidilfitri leave of 14,000 employees to handle the state’s rising Covid-19 cases which have reached three digits in the past fortnight.On the possibility of health personnel transferred from Kedah to Kelantan being asked to return to the northern state due to the rising cases there, Dr Zaini said they have a plan ready just in case.Kelantan PKRC director, Dr Mohd Azman Yacob and Hospital USM director, Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Sukari Halim, were also present.“Among the strategies is to utilise and deploy our employees, including from Hospital USM.

“The Ministry of Health (MOH) has also sent health personnel from around the country to help us in Kelantan, including the district hospitals, etc,” its director, Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin, told reporters during a visit to the Low Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Health Campus in Kubang Kerian today.The USM PKRC is able to treat 500 male patients and will be receiving 150 patients at 4pm today, said Dr Zaini.

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