07 June 2020 – Hospitals to start admitting more non-Covid-19 patients

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

Overview: Hospitals will start admitting more non-COVID-19 patients in stages as the number of COVID-19 cases is decreasing. However, hospitals will still allocate at least 30% of their capacity for Covid-19. The Health Ministry is also planning to reduce the number of staff members who had been re-deployed to states such as Kuala Lumpur or Selangor to handle Covid-19 cases.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/07/hospitals-to-start-admitting-more-non-covid-19-patients

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The utilisation of wards designated for Covid-19 was less than 15% of capacity now.