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Malaysia: Extra Ambulances on Standby


George Town: The Malaysian Red Crescent Society Penang branch is providing 24-hour ambulance services during the festive period. Until Feb 3, 11 ambulances and 150 paramedics will be reserved for emergency cases, especially accidents.Chairman Datuk Yeang Beng Jong said the ambulances will be based in Permatang Tinggi, Jalan Raja Uda on the mainland and Batu Maung on the island during the day and will be on standby mode at the Red Cresent headquarters after 7pm.
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Malaysia: Health Ministry Approves RM 1 Million to Upgrade HTAJ


Sabak Bernam: The Health Ministry, on January 30, approved an allocation of RM1 to the Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Hospital (HTAJ), here for upgrading and to buy medical equipment. "The ministry also has plans to expand the outpatient clinic and emergency department because the current space cannot cater for the increasing number of patients every day," Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said here, January 30. Meanwhile, Subramaniam clarified that his statement that health clinics would be open until 10pm to overcome congestion at emergency and trauma department of government hospitals, applied only to Selangor and Federal Territori
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Malaysia: Patients Calling for Faster Treatment at Emergency Rooms


Petaling Jaya: Tired of the long wait, patients are calling for faster treatment at emergency rooms. At the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, car accident victim Fifi, 24, complained he was left unattended for almost an hour. “My head is bleeding and I am feeling so faint I cannot even stand up. “Whether our injuries are critical or not, accident victims should be treated immediately,” he said. Checks by February 16 Sunday on several hospitals in the Klang Valley, including UMMC, over the last week found long queues to be the norm after normal operating hours. In Penang, Nurse Esther Loh said the ER was usually busy from midnig
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Malaysia: SGH's A&E Dept. to be Fully Functional by End of the Week


Kuching: Efforts are underway to remove the smell of smoke at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH)’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E Department) to enable it to be fully functional by the end of this week. SGH director Dr Abdul Rahim Abdullah said his office was trying its best to get the A&E Department up and running at full steam quickly. Dr Abdul Rahim said the A&E Department’s operations had been shifted back to its original location, but the Red Zone (critical) and observation ward areas were still unusable as there were still smell of smoke and “a level of carbon monoxide” there.“We will asse
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Malaysia: St John's Ambulance Ready to play its Role


Sibu: St John’s Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) has expressed readiness to enhance the ambulance service of government hospitals, including Sibu Hospital. Its commander-in-chief Dato Dr Low Bin Tick said SJAM had extended such service to Bintulu Hospital. He said the effort would open up the opportunity for local youths to join SJAM as volunteers. Low was speaking at the commissioning of a new wing of SJAM’s Haemodialysis Centre here on February 27.  
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