The Selangor health department (JKNS) has decided to change the status of Ampang Hospital from hybrid Covid-19 to a full Covid-19 hospital effective June 23.
JKNS director Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said the decision was made following the continued surge in daily cases, especially involving patients in category three and above in the central region zone.
“This situation causes the average bed occupancy in central region zone hospitals to exceed the maximum rate, until the Maeps 2.0 Integrated PKRC is having difficulty in referring Covid-19 patients who need further treatment to hospitals.
“In total, there are now two hospitals that will operate as full Covid-19 hospitals in Selangor, namely Sungai Buloh Hospital and Ampang Hospital,” he said in a letter on the hospital’s change of status.
Sha’ari said all referrals of non-Covid-19 patients from other facilities to Ampang Hospital need to be temporarily stopped from Wednesday to make room for the hospital to receive Covid-19 patients.
“The department is also requesting the cooperation of Ampang Hospital to accept referrals of existing non-Covid-19 patients so that treatment for these patients can be continued,” he said in the letter.