Field hospital in Miri completed to accommodate Covid-19 patients

Lee (fourth left) and other representatives posing at the site of the new field hospital in Miri. Photo Credit: Ukas

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MIRI, Oct 14: A new field hospital to accommodate Covid-19 patients in Miri has been completed.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) quoting minister-in-charge of Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (MDDMC) Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin, the field hospital for Covid-19 was successfully built thanks to the commitment and cooperation from the public and private sectors.

“I recall that in a few State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) meetings, I have requested for more Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in Miri Hospital.

“This is because the number of beds in Miri Hospital is limited to accommodate patients from a few divisions such as Miri, Limbang and Lawas,” he said during the handover ceremony of the field hospital contributed by Mercy Malaysia and Sarawak Shell Berhad yesterday.

The field hospital in Miri is located at the public car park area of Miri Hospital which can accommodate 66 Covid-19 patients for Category 3 and 4.

Earlier, Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong Siew Yu was thankful that the field hospital contributed by Mercy Malaysia and Sarawak Shell Berhad can be constructed within a short period of time.

He said Mercy Malaysia has accepted and approved the application from the hospital to construct a field hospital in its effort to increase the number of beds for Miri Hospital.

At the same time, Dr Wong was thankful to Sarawak Shell Berhad for its coordination and assistance provided in the planning of the field hospital.

Among those present at the handover ceremony of the field hospital were Miri Resident Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf, Miri Divison Health Officer Dr P Raviwharmman Packierisamy, Logistics Officer representing Merch Malaysia Martim Jandom, Sarawak Shell Berhad East Malaysia Public and Corporate Communications general manager Jonathan Jolly and Sarawak Shell Berhad Wells Malaysia’s general manager Wong Kim Mun. — DayakDaily