Immediate intervention by MOH needed at Klang GH

Immediate intervention by MOH needed at Klang GH

It was a heart-wrenching sight: dozens of Covid-19 patients were parked outside Klang General Hospital’s emergency department for the lack of proper beds inside.

This also sums up the state of our healthcare and particularly this hospital: it’s overwhelmed – not enough beds, exhausted medical frontliners plus medical equipment that are breaking down.

As the Klang Member of Parliament, I request the federal government to immediately intervene to mitigate the tragedy that’s unfolding at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital.

I am sending a letter to the Health minister requesting an immediate increase in allocation for HTAR so that a stand alone temporary facility can be built to accommodate Covid-19 patients.

And urge the government to use nearby budget hotels and public halls as an interim measure to place patients. And at the same time, I also request big corporations based in Klang to support the hospital with urgent medical equipment.

Let’s come together in this hour of need.

Charles Santiago is a Member of Parliament Klang

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