Covid-19 suspect who ‘escaped’ from health clinic returns for treatment

The man was sent to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment.

SHAH ALAM: A patient who “escaped” from the Bukit Naga health clinic in Section 32 here on Thursday after he was suspected of contracting Covid-19, an incident which went viral on social media, returned voluntarily to the clinic yesterday.

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin said the 54-year-old man was later sent to the Sungai Buloh Hospital for further treatment.

He said the man, who is believed to have attended the tabligh gathering at the Sri Petaling mosque in Kuala Lumpur recently, had probably acted that way because of the slow treatment process in the clinic.

“In my opinion, he did not run away. He may have felt bored while waiting for the treatment and decided to go home. However, we contacted him by telephone and persuaded him to return to the clinic for treatment.

“The man returned willingly and an ambulance transferred him to the hospital for further treatment,” he said.

Noor Azam also said officers and personnel of the Selangor police contingent were confirmed free of Covid-19.