ICU Bed Occupancy Rate Shoots Up To An Alarming 84% Capacity In Terengganu

source – the straits times

ICU bed utilisation has increased in recent weeks as a result of an increase of COVID-19 category five patients.


ICU Bed Occupancy Rate Shoots Up To An Alarming 84% Capacity In Terengganu

The bed occupancy rate in Terengganu’s intensive care units (ICU) for COVID-19 patients is alarming, reaching 84% thus far, according to State Health director Datuk Dr Kasemani Embong.

He noted that ICU bed utilisation had increased in recent weeks as a result of an increase of COVID-19 category five patients.

“When the inter-state travel restriction was lifted and Terengganu began to move to phase four (National Recovery Plan), we already foresee an increase in cases," he informed reporters during today’s handover of the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital’s Hybrid ICU Ward.

He said that the addition of ten ICU ward beds takes the total number of ICU beds in Terengganu for COVID-19 patients to 43, and that the hybrid unit will open next week.

Meanwhile, Dr Kasemani said that an estimated 324,000 individuals in Terengganu would get COVID-19 booster doses, including approximately 30,000 frontline workers.

source-the-star

Apart from frontliners from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and non-MOH staff, elderly people aged 60 and over, as well as patients with comorbidities, have been provided with an appointment date for the booster dose via the MySejahtera application.

“Private clinic registered with MOH will be administering the booster shots for those who have received an appointment through MySejahtera,” he added.

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