Yesterday (21 July), a video showing a 3 year-old toddler that went into hypoxic coma after his blood oxygen level dropped to 37% due to Covid-19 went circulated on Facebook.
The video was shared by a politician named Lee Khai Ming after he was being informed of the situation and rushed to the scene to provide assistance to the family.
In the Facebook post, he said that all 3 members in the family had been tested positive for Covid-19.
While being quarantined at home, the toddler had suddenly fainted and the family was shocked after seeing this. They quickly reach to their phones and dialed 999 for help.
Despite the efforts, they family failed call an ambulance and they then turned to Lee’s team, who immediately came to their aid after receiving the call.
Lee explained that this is not the first emergency case they have attended to.
Lee arrived at the scene with a few frontliners in full personal protective equipment (PPE) and they brought an oxygen tank to supply the toddler with oxygen. The toddler was then bring brought to the car to be sent to the hospital.
Lee said that no matter how many cases they have already handled, it is still heart breaking to see people being sent to the hospital in this state.
Lee added that the boy was successfully brought to the hospital and the medical staff attending to the child said that the toddler is now in a critical condition.
On the other hand, Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the elderly group are now no longer the only ones who suffer from the detrimental effects of Covid-19 and the younger age groups are now filling up intensive care units (ICU) in hospitals.
In a statement by Ministry of Health (KKM) yesterday (21 July), he said that based on the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) and hospital services CPRC, more individuals in their 40s and 50s have been admitted to ICU as compared to senior citizens aged 60 and above.
He explains that this situation proves that the vaccine is effective and has helped reduce Covid-19 infection among the vulnerable and elderly.
Hence, KKM take the opportunity to urge Malaysians, especially from the age group of 18 to 59 years old to register themselves for the vaccination and get themselves protected.