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Overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases, Klang Valley hospital forced to place patients outdoors

Will there be an end to this?

PETALING JAYA – A hospital in the Klang Valley has resorted to “parking” COVID-19 patients in front of the emergency department due to a severe shortage in beds.

Overwhelmed by covid-19 cases, klang valley hospital forced to place patients outdoors
Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (Image via Kosmo)

Neatly arranged rows of makeshift beds were sighted at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (TAR) in Klang, a sober reminder of the deadly reality of a pandemic spiralling out of control.

It did not take long for the beds to be filled up with more COVID-19 patients seeking treatment as the hospital struggles to keep up with record-breaking number of cases each day.

Overwhelmed by covid-19 cases, klang valley hospital forced to place patients outdoors
Setting up beds at the driveway (Image via FB/ MySelangor)
Overwhelmed by covid-19 cases, klang valley hospital forced to place patients outdoors
(Image via FB/ MySelangor)
Overwhelmed by covid-19 cases, klang valley hospital forced to place patients outdoors
(Image via FB/ MySelangor)

Klang MP Charles Santiago urged the federal government to provide an immediate solution to TAR’s bed shortage.

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Overwhelmed by covid-19 cases, klang valley hospital forced to place patients outdoors
Klang MP Charles Santiago (Image via The Leaders Online)

“TAR hospital is overwhelmed with a low number of hospital beds, exhausted medical frontliners and medical equipment that is breaking down.”

“As Klang MP, I request the federal government to immediately intervene to mitigate the tragedy that is unfolding at TAR hospital,” he said.

Santiago also appealed to the government to utilise nearby budget hotels as a temporary alternative to house COVID-19 patients. He also hoped that private corporations and organisations would step forward and support the hospital by donating medical equipment.

“Let’s come together in this hour of need.”

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Sources: Free Malaysia Today, Cover image via FB/ MySelangor, Free Malaysia Today

Editor: Raymond Chen
Proofreader: Grace Choong

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