Kedah Medical Centre resumes services after sanitisation

KMC’s operations, except for haemodialysis, had been put on hold since Sept 10 after the detection of Covid-19 cases in one of its service departments.

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Medical Centre (KMC) has resumed its services, including the Accident and Emergency Unit, outpatient clinics, inpatient admissions and operation theatres.

KMC’s medical director Dr Kamaruzzaman Ali said they had resumed operations after conducting a thorough hospital-wide terminal cleaning and sanitisation exercise.

“This reopening of the hospital has also been approved by the Kedah State Health Department, based on the fact that KMC’s cleaning process was completed in accordance with the guidelines set by the health ministry.

“KMC’s 636 employees, medical consultants and outsourced workers have been screened and certified to be free from infection, and they have now returned to work,” he said in a statement today.

He added that environmental sample tests taken from 50 areas of the hospital have also shown negative results and no evidence of infection.

“Early detection and identification of Covid-19 cases only involved the operation theatres, and there was no transmission of the infection to other departments,” he said.

KMC’s operations, except for haemodialysis, had been put on hold since Sept 10 after the detection of Covid-19 cases in one of its service departments.

All employees who had contact with the infected patients had also been identified and placed in quarantine in accordance with health ministry guidelines.

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