Last two patients return home

Lee (seated centre) during a MDMC meeting.

MIRI: The last two Covid-19 patients in Miri Hospital have fully recovered and were allowed to return home on Wednesday.

“We are happy for the two patients who have recovered and we would like to congratulate and wish them good health and happiness during these festive seasons,” said Minister-in -charge of Miri Divisional Disaster Committee (MDMC) Datuk Lee Kim Shin today.

On behalf of the committee, Lee thanked the medical personnel, frontliners and all concerned for their dedication, commitment and perseverance in overcoming the complex Covid-19 challenges.

“Against all odds, we have successfully converted Miri to Green Zone status since May 9 and on May 27, the last two Covid-19 patients were discharged,” he said.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, MDMC had been putting in concerted efforts in carrying out various preventive measures and health strategies to contain the spread of Covid-19. 

The ongoing exercise involved setting up a Contact Tracing Task Force to screen all students returning to Miri from all over Sarawak.

“Our Committee would like to appeal to everyone to continue to be vigilant and alert as well as to steadfastly comply with the standard operating procedures laid down by the Ministry of Health and the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee.

“The fight is not over yet, let us stay focused and united to ensure continuing success in the war against Covid-19,” Lee said.