Military field hospital to help out in JB

Malaysian Armed ForcesJOHOR BARU: A military field hospital will begin operating on the grounds of Sultanah Aminah Hospital for two weeks, in the wake of last week’s fire in which several people were killed.

Doctors will be able to treat 50 to 70 patients, and perform five to six resuscitative surgeries a day at the field hospital, the director-general of the armed forces health division, Lt Gen Dr Abd Razak Md Yusuff, said today.

He said five modular medical units of the field hospital would be operating around the clock from 8am on Monday.

The temporary medical treatment centre houses a ward, mobile operation theatre, sterilisation or decontamination unit, X-ray and dental service units.

Dr Abd Razak said the field hospital facility had a proven track record in the past 23 years.

It had seen active service in Namibia for six years and Somalia for five years, and was also used in Kuala Krai, Kelantan, during the 2014 flood disaster.

The armed forces has mobilise 20 to 30 military staff for maintenance and security purposes.