Sungai Buloh Hospital medical staff warned they risk disciplinary action over Covid-19 SOP laxity

Sungai Buloh Hospital

It had been reportedly warned that all medical personnel of Sungai Buloh Hospital risk disciplinary action if they are flouting Covid-19 SOPs.

According to Malaysiakini, hospital director Dr Kuldip Kaur Prem Singh said they will call staff to account. Especially if they tests show them positive for the coronavirus.

It is unclear at the time of writing how Dr Kuldip’s convey his message to the staff.

Covid outbreak in the hospital

This comes amid claims that a Covid-19 outbreak hit among its medical personnel in the hospital.

They claim the situation to have led to a staff shortage at the hospital which is that the main Covid-19 designated facility in Malaysia.

Quoting sources, Malaysiakini reports that the first objective of the notice was to compel errant personnel to follow the principles.

“We should be strict when it involves the SOP, being a primary fully Covid-19 hospital. This is for the sake of the staff wellbeing too, and for his or her family and therefore the community,” one of the sources within the hospital quoted.

“Hopefully, after they should put into writing their reasons for not following the SOP. And they would come to realize that we are still at war (with Covid-19),”. He added that people who didn’t follow the SOP would be issued with a show-cause letter.

Hospital staff that are infected

Last week, the Health Ministry revealed that COVID-19 has infected 1,771 staff cumulatively. As of December 18, with nurses making up the highest number of those infected.

Out of the hospitals in Klang Valley, Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital Klang leads with 54 cases, followed by Serdang Hospital (29). Sungai Buloh Hospital (15), Kuala Lumpur Hospital (10), Ampang Hospital (five) and Selayang Hospital (four).

A total of 587 cases (33.1 per cent) of the infections involving hospital staff nationwide came from the community.

565 (31.9 per cent) from fellow healthcare staff, 152 (8.6 per cent) from patients that have unconfirmed positive. 58 (3.3 per cent) unknown and 409 (23.1 per cent) still under investigation, the ministry added.


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