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HTAR sees 50% drop in Covid-19 patient admissions

Hospital director says the drop in Covid-19 admissions proves that the vaccination programme is yielding positive results.

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The number of daily admissions of Covid-19 patients for treatment at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) in Klang has dropped by over 50% since last week.

HTAR director Dr Zulkarnain Mohd Rawi said previously, the hospital had received about 400 Covid-19 cases daily but that the number had gone down to around 170 during the period.

“The number of Covid-19 patients at this hospital has dropped from over 1,000 at the height of the infection in July. As of 1pm today, the number of such patients is less than 900. The patient admission bubble at HTAR occurred in July until the middle of that month.

“Alhamdulillah, the number of admissions (of patients) has decreased since last week. This situation has indirectly resulted in a drop in the number of patients in Category Three and above,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.

He was responding to media reports on the current situation at HTAR following the downtrend in Covid-19 patient admissions since a month ago and most significantly at Kuala Lumpur Hospital since last week.

Zulkarnain said the drop in patient admissions proved that the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme had yielded positive results, and that the situation at HTAR was under control.

He added that as of noon yesterday, the bed occupancy at HTAR’s ICU for Covid-19 patients was around 92%.

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