By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, May 4: The First Infantry Division is deploying a team of Royal Medical Corps officers and members to Kapit to review the situation and need to set up a field hospital there.
This came following a statement from Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba on his discussion with the Defense Ministry on efforts to establish field hospitals in Sarawak.
“Kapit Hospital is a specialist district hospital with limited capacity. Looking at the number of positive cases of Covid-19 which has increased dramatically in the area, Kapit Hospital is facing constraints in accommodating the number of patients at any one time.
“The deployment of the Medical Element from the First Infantry Division to Kapit is scheduled to take place within this week.
“The survey team is already in Kapit to coordinate the needs with the local authorities. This includes the planning of mobilisation of medical assets and members,” the spokesperson said in a statement today.
The statement went on to mention that the task and role of the field hospital is to assist patients in the Kapit area get health treatment that does not involve Covid-19 infections, similar to that of the field hospital established in Tawau, Sabah previously.
The field hospital in Kapit is proposed to be set up at Dewan Masyarakat Melayu which is located about 5km from Kapit Hospital. — DayakDaily