Ipoh Hospital operating as usual, viral message fake

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A viral message claiming that the situation at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh is worrisome due to the increase in Covid-19 cases is not true, says the hospital’s director Dr Abdul Malek Osman.

He said on the contrary, the situation at the hospital was under control, and health services were being rendered as usual.

“The community is reminded not to spread any unauthentic news or information so as not to cause panic and confusion among the community,” he said in a statement.

He was commenting on a message spread on WhatsApp claiming that the main government hospital in Ipoh was running short of beds to accommodate level three to five Covid-19 positive patients, while the ward for heart patients was also full.

Malek also advised the public to adhere to the set SOPs and reduce movements during the movement control order which came into effect from May 12 and is scheduled to end on June 7.