Covid-19: MAF to build field hospital at HTAR following spike in cases in Selangor


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Another field hospital will be built by the Malaysian Armed Forces at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) in Klang following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in Selangor.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the move was to support preparedness of health services in Selangor and to help the Health Ministry deal with the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in the state.

“To date, MOH has confirmed that average daily cases in Selangor in the last 14 days have shown a sharp increase with the number of clusters increasing.

“Based on this situation, the government has agreed to set up another field hospital at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang,” he said in a statement over developments concerning the National Recovery Plan on Thursday (July 8).

Selangor continued to report the highest daily number of Covid-19 cases, recording 4,152 of the 8,868 new cases nationwide today.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri, who is also Defence Minister, said the MAF will also set up a field hospital in Melaka soon to support the state’s health service system.

“The MAF guarantees to always be committed and ready if there is a need to build field hospitals in states that need health support services to ensure the health and well-being of Malaysians are always protected,” he said. – Bernama

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