Miri dialysis patient tests positive for Covid-19

MIRI: The Miri Red Crescent Dialysis Centre (MRCDC) disclosed on Monday (Jan 11) that one of its dialysis patients had tested positive for Covid-19.

The female patient was detected based on the initial antigen test carried out by Miri Hospital on Jan 10.

She is believed to have contracted the virus from a source outside of the dialysis centre.

As part of standard operating procedure (SOP), she was immediately admitted to Miri Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

In addition to this as per SOP, she is also now undergoing the rt-PCR test for further confirmation of status.

Since the onset of the Covid-19, MRCDC had already developed its own stringent SOP.

All staff have been trained to manage precisely such situations since March 2020.

MRCDC has always taken steps and measures to ensure that hygiene procedures are followed on a daily basis.

MRCDC assures the public that it maintains continuous high vigilance and strict adherence to SOP.

This includes immediate contact tracing and thorough continuous disinfecting and sanitising of all areas.

The haemodialysis treatment and operations at MRCDC are not affected and patients can continue with their existing care plan within a safe environment.