Report: Another hospital hit with Covid-19 infections

The anonymous sources asserted that nurses and specialist doctors in several departments have been infected since earlier this month. — Picture by Hari Anggara
The anonymous sources asserted that nurses and specialist doctors in several departments have been infected since earlier this month. — Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — At least a dozen health workers and patients have contracted Covid-19 at Hospital Serdang, after a similar wave was reported at the Klang general hospital yesterday.

News portal Malaysiakini reported multiple sources from the hospital as confirming the matter today.

The anonymous sources asserted that nurses and specialist doctors in several departments have been infected since earlier this month.

“It is learnt that the infections are part of the Lestari cluster announced on Dec 13 as detected in the districts of Petaling, Hulu Langat, Klang dan Sepang,” the report said.

The sections affected were the cardiology and cardiothoracic departments, the sources said

Hospital Serdang is reportedly also facing manpower issues after both the infected staff and close contacts were placed under quarantine.

Selangor Health director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman yesterday confirmed the Covid-19 outbreak in Klang’s Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah.

He said the Klang outbreak was likely due to the district being a Covid-19 red zone.

Selangor continued to lead Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 infections with 368 patients or 30.2 per cent of all cases yesterday.

Its cumulative cases currently stand at 22,931 ― putting it at second place overall, just behind Sabah.

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