MOH and Defence Ministry in talks to set up field hospitals in Sarawak, Kelantan

A file photo of hospital beds. Photo credit: Pixabay

KUCHING, May 3:  The Health Ministry (MOH) and the Defence Ministry are in talks to set up field hospitals in Sarawak and Kelantan, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

According to New Straits Times, Dr Adham believed that there is a need to do so as the field hospitals may relieve the pressure put on hospitals which are now facing the issue of increasing Covid-19 cases especially in their intensive care unit (ICU) and critical wards.

Dr Adham said that out of the overall Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, 35.4 per cent of the patients are in Categories 4 and 5 (severe) in May, compared to 25.2 per cent last month and 17.2 per cent in March.

Dr Adham was quoted as saying so in a Zoom press conference today.

Apart from Selangor, Sarawak and Kelantan have been registering a high number of Covid-19 cases recently.

Sarawak recorded 356 cases today, while Kelantan 401 cases.  Nationwide, a total of 2,500 Covid-19 new cases are reported today pushing the total infected cases to 417,512.

Meanwhile, Sarawak registered 587 cases while Kelantan 400 with Selangor topping the nation with more than 1,200 cases yesterday. — DayakDaily