Hooray! It appears that the vaccination programme is working and the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia may soon see an improvement.
According to Harian Metro, the director of Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Dr Rohana Johan said that the hospital has start to see a downward trend in the number of patients being admitted to the Emergency Department since a month ago.
This proves that the vaccination programme carried out over the past months is working perfectly in reducing the critical Covid-19 cases.
“Thank God, if we compare the admission of Covid-19 patients over the past month, we can see a decrease in cases coming in through the Emergency Department.” she said.
“One month ago, there were more than 200 emergency cases waiting for admission to the ward, now only around 20 people remain.” Dr Rohana said.
Meanwhile, she believes that they could have only achieve this with the cooperation of the people in registering themselves for the vaccine and having self-control to comply with the SOP.
Nonetheless, Dr Rohana said that the severe Covid-19 cases, namely the Category 5, which requires breathing assistance have showed a significant decline too, especially among those fully vaccinated individuals.
“Although there are still cases that require respiratory assistance, a high number is seen among individuals who do not have a history of vaccination.” she said.
Having said that, this has reduced the workload of the frontliners and allowed them to have a breathing space during work.
Meanwhile, Dr Rohana said that she is confident that this downward trend will continue with the cooperation of the people and extended her appreciation to those who are involved in making it happen, including the Ministry of Health (KKM), the Greater Klang Valley Special Task Force (GKV) and private hospitals that are ready to accept non-Covid-19 patients.
“This is also collaborative initiatives with the Malaysian Armed Forces, the Malaysian Civil Defense Force and volunteers either clinically or non-clinically that helped reduce congestion at the HKL Emergency Department.” she said.
In a survey conducted by Harian Metro, it is also reported that the 2 wards which are previously reserved for treating Category 3 Covid-19 patients have not turned into wards to treat non-Covid-19 patients since a week ago.
It is understood that the ward which can accommodate about 30 patients at a time was once filled with about 70 Covid-19 patients placed on temporary canvas beds.
As the severe Covid-19 cases decreases, the canvas beds are now left at a corner to be used only when needed, so as the dozens of oxygen tanks and ventilators.
On the other hand, empty beds can also be seen in 2 isolation wards that are usually house Category 4 and 5 patients.
“We in the Klang Valley have begun to see a point of light at the end of the dark tunnel. Vague but full of hope.” Dr Rohana added.
Malaysia may soon walk out of the shadows of Covid-19 as we achieve herd immunity. Do you agree with this? Share your thoughts!