SJMC’s emergency room disinfected after 3 Covid-19 cases reported

SJMC underwent a thorough disinfection process yesterday. (SJMC web pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) temporarily closed its emergency room (ER) yesterday to perform a thorough terminal cleaning and disinfection of the whole area after three cases of Covid-19 were reported at the hospital.

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care (RSDH) said the ER was reopened at 6pm yesterday.

RSDH also confirmed that its hospital SJMC has reported three cases of Covid-19.

The first two cases were treated at SJMC’s ER department and the third case was a staff member who came into contact with the second patient in the ER.

“Complying with the international standards, we have the best infection control measures in place to ensure that we limit any risk to staff, doctors, patients and visitors, as well as the community we serve,” said RSDH group CEO Greg Brown.

Brown said RSDH has implemented stringent safety protocols for its hospitals.

“We assure the public that we are taking all necessary measures to provide a safe environment for our staff, doctors, patients and everyone who walks through our doors.

“As part of our strict safety protocols, we have implemented screening stations at all entry points of our hospitals to ensure that all patients and visitors are thoroughly screened in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines. Also, we have set up triage areas outside of the ER to manage suspected cases of Covid-19,” he said.