Health ministry lists 26 referral hospitals for coronavirus cases

Two Thai nationals have their particulars taken at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security Complex in Perlis as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus yesterday. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry today released a list of 26 hospitals nationwide that will serve as referral hospitals in handling cases of patients under investigation (PUI) and those confirmed with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Based on an infographic released by the ministry, 15 of the hospitals are in the peninsula, four in Sabah, six in Sarawak and one in Labuan.

The hospitals in the peninsula are Tengku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar, Perlis; Penang Hospital in George Town; Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar and Langkawi Hospital in Padang Matsirat, both in Kedah; Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh, Perak; Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor; Kuala Lumpur Hospital; Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan; Melaka Hospital; and Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru, Johor.

For the east coast states, those with the coronavirus symptoms in Kelantan will be referred to either the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Bahru, Kuala Krai Hospital or Tumpat Hospital; while in Terengganu and Pahang, the referral hospitals are the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu and the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan, respectively.

The referral hospitals for coronavirus in Sabah are the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Sabah Women and Children Hospital, both in Kota Kinabalu, the Dutches of Kent Hospital in Sandakan; as well as Tawau Hospital, Lahad Datu Hospital, Keningau Hospital and Labuan Hospital.

In Sarawak, the hospitals are the Sarawak General Hospital in Kuching, Miri Hospital, Bintulu Hospital and Sibu Hospital.

The 2019-nCoV cluster outbreak across the country is under control with only four Chinese nationals confirmed positive for the infection as of this morning.