Health D-G Confirms Medical Officers At Teluk Intan Hospital Tested Positive For COVID-19

However, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah assured that safety and precaution measures have been taken.

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Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that several Teluk Intan Hospital staff members have tested positive for COVID-19

On Monday, 23 March, Dr Noor Hisham released a statement on his Facebook page which read, "Teluk Intan Hospital is aware that recently a message was circulated through social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp, claiming that there was a spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases among doctors, causing daily operations at the Teluk Intan Hospital to be disrupted."

Without mentioning the number of cases, he added, "Please be informed that there are several medical officers who tested positive for COVID-19."

However, he assured that safety and precaution measures have been taken

According to New Straits Times, the hospital management has been working closely with the Hilir Perak District Health Office to minimise exposure to other staff members since the first positive case of COVID-19 was identified.

Dr Noor Hisham also urged the public not to spread false information which could cause panic

He added, "Any information related to COVID-19, the public must refer to the Ministry of Health's Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) via the hotline +603-8881 0200/0600/0700 or email to [email protected]"

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