Thursday, October 21, 2021


Sarawak’s main hospital struggles with Covid wave as private centres cease virus treatment

Sarawak General Hospital has seen a dramatic increase of Covid-19 patients in its ICU ward.

Whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Brazil senate of unproven drug tests, hidden Covid deaths at hospital chain

At least nine people died of Covid-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March to April 2020, but their charts were altered to hide the cause of death, lawyer tells a senate inquiry.

Bed occupancy for ICUs treating Covid patients over 100% in Sabah, Kedah and Perak

The bed occupancy rates in Selangor, Kelantan, Penang and Johor meanwhile are approaching 100%.

Philippines health workers protest neglect as Covid-19 strains hospitals

Medical staff have been overwhelmed during the pandemic and 103 have died from Covid-19, among some 33,400 coronavirus fatalities in the Philippines.

Singapore says visits to all hospital wards to cease for 2 weeks

Only a few limited exceptions will be allowed, at the discretion of the hospital.

Thai hospitals short of beds as Covid cases soar

Hospitals in Bangkok have the capacity to manage 1,000 new patients a day, but authorities say they are well past that number.

Putrajaya announces measures to ease Covid pressure on hospitals

These include increasing the number of beds for hospitals in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, where the bulk of new cases has been reported of late.

112 private hospitals nationwide treating Covid-19 patients

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba says these hospitals have provided 1,277 ward beds and 129 ICU beds for the handling of Covid-19 cases.

India’s beaten and bruised Covid doctors demand action after repeated assaults

The government introduced a jail term of up to seven years as punishment for attacks on health workers treating Covid patients but that hasn't reduced assaults.

Usage of Klang Valley hospital beds over 85%, says health minister

Immediate mitigation steps include the further outsourcing of non-Covid-19 patients to private hospitals, to allow Hospital Kuala Lumpur to treat more Covid-19 patients.

Hope for hepatitis C patients as new drug to be available at govt hospitals

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says some 400,000 hepatitis C patients in the country are currently awaiting treatment.

Kelantan hospitals, quarantine centres maxed out amid surge in Covid-19 cases

The state's infectivity rate or R-naught was 1.44 as of yesterday.

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