HSA: Military mobile operation theatres to be installed soon

JOHOR BAHRU: Three modules of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ (ATM) Mobile Operation Theatre Forward Hospital will be brought in stages to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital from tomorrow.

Director-General of ATM’s Health Services Division, Lt Gen Dr Abd Razak Md Yusof and Johor Health Director Dr Rooshaimi Merican A Rahim Merican visited the site for the facilities today.

Earlier, ATM chief Gen Zulkifeli Md Zain announced the assistance in the form of the mobile hospitals including an operations theatre unit to HSA.

It is understood that the unit can be used to perform 70 small operations in 24 hours.

The unit will be placed in three parking lots in front of the Emergency and Trauma Unit of the hospital’s main building.

Meanwhile, the owners of retail outlets on the ground floor of the hospital’s main building have started moving out their goods after the building was ordered closed by the Health Ministry for safety reasons.