According to Bernama, a Covid-19 positive patient is believed to have run away from the hospital that he was receiving treatment from. The hospital involved was Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani, Kedah.
Kuala Muda district police chief, ACP Adzli Abu Shah in the press conference said that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) had mobilised several police teams to search for the patient.
“A special task force was sent to the patient’s house in Taman Bandar Baru, Sungai Lalang, but he was not at home,” he told Bernama.
Adzil said that the man was admitted to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital and went for the swab test on 29 April. His report was out on 30 April and it had been confirmed to be positive. He was immediately quarantined at the B1 ward of the old Sungai Petani Hospital.
Unfortunately, the nurse on duty noticed the patient had gone missing on the sixth day of him being warded.
According to Adzil, the man was seen to be leaving the ward on the morning of Tuesday (4 May) with his bag and personal belongings.
He urges anyone with the information of the patient to contact the nearest police station or Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, the case will be investigate under Section 11(3)(a) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.