Saturday, September 18, 2021

PKRCs

Positive cases taken out of homes as fast as possible

BINTULU: Arrangements are made as quickly as possible to move Covid-19 positive cases in this district out of home quarantine. In making this known, local member of parliament Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said currently, the health authorities are only...

Dr Sim praises teamwork in getting ready PKRCs

KUCHING: As many as 520 beds have been put up at SMK Tabuan Jaya and Dewan Hikmah, which will serve as Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment centres (PKRC). Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian...

State preparing more PKRCs

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) is currently identifying and preparing several venues as Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs) SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said that it was in view of the increasing number of positive...

Donations to PKRCs welcome

SIMANGGANG: Donations to the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) here are very much welcome but they must go through the right channels, said Datuk Francis Harden Hollis. The minister in charge of the Sri Aman Division Disaster...

Getting more PKRCs ready to accommodate patients

KUCHING: The process to renegotiate and convert some hotels here from quarantine centres to quarantine and low-risk treatment centres (PKRCs) has commenced, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. He also expressed his gratitude towards...

Masing proposes more PKRCs to treat Covid patients

KUCHING: Sarawak should establish Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRCs) in areas with rising positive Covid-19 cases, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing. “Kapit Division will soon be running out of Covid-19 facilities if the present trend of Covid-19 is still rising. “Dewan Suarah and Indoor Stadium are used for those who are Covid-19 positive. At any one time, there are on average 130 positive cases per day in Kapit. PUI (persons under investigation) are placed at Asrama Belia and Rumah Temuai.  “The more serious cases are placed in Kapit General Hospital. Kapit Hospital is now also full,” he said in a statement today (June 2).  The Baleh assemblyman said both Dewan Suarah and Indoor Stadium in Kapit will also run out of space for Covid-19 positive cases soon.  To resolve the issue, he stressed that PKRCs should be built in Kapit, Bintulu, Miri, and other areas experiencing Covid-19 spikes.  In Kapit, for instance, Masing said a PKRC should be built within the vicinity of Baleh Dam, where Covid-19 clusters had been found.  “This will reduce the pressure on the use of Dewan Suarah for Covid-19 positive cases. In this way, we can isolate Covid-19 positive cases from non-Covid-19 positive cases. The chain of spread, therefore, can be cut,” he said. He said at the same time there should be a hard push for vaccinations to create sufficient herd immunity.  “By building PKRCs and having an aggressive push for vaccinations, we are attacking Covid-19 on two fronts. In this way, we are in a better position to fight Covid-19 in a shorter time,” he said.  Masing said that funds would be well-spent for the construction of PKRCs in red zone areas, pointing out that once Covid-19 is contained in the near future, the buildings could be used for other purposes.

Food aid for the home isolated

KUCHING: Food aid will be extended to those undergoing home quarantine starting tomorrow (Monday, May 24), said Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah. The Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister added in addition to this, the state Social Welfare...

Health department denies mishandling patient

KUCHING: The State Health Department has denied allegations of mishandling a Covid-19 patient prior to her death in Sibu Hospital on Jan 22. The department’s director, Dr Chin Zin Hing, in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 26), assured that the...
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