MOH sends SOS for oxygen, equipment and volunteers

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The Greater Kuala Lumpur Special Task Force is sending out an SOS for oxygen supplies, equipment, and volunteers amid the crisis that is gripping Klang Valley’s public health services.

NST

Task force commander Dr Chong Chee Kheong said the continuous surge in cases required a boost in bed capacity, oxygen supplies, and the mobilisation of health officers.

He particularly highlighted the public health services’ need for volunteers to help them shoulder the unprecedented load.

“We need the public to register as volunteers to undertake tasks such reporting confirmed cases (via phone), contact tracing (via phone), data management, assisting with administration duties, helping health workers in public facilities that includes monitoring and giving non-clinical assistance to patients in the ward as well as assisting the Forensic Department with the bodies of those who died with Covid-19.”

The deputy health director-general called on those interested to register at https://bit.ly/volunteerGKVSTF.

Dr Chong’s call comes on the back of a severely strained public healthcare system that has been pelted with five-figure infections over the past few weeks and ICU wards, especially in the Klang Valley running beyond capacity for longer. – NST