Paras oksigen rendah punca kematian di rumah

KUALA LUMPUR: Kes kematian COVID-19 di rumah boleh berlaku apabila paras oksigen pesakit berkurangan disebabkan virus itu menyerang paru-paru walaupun pesakit tiada gejala awal. Dekan Fakulti Perubatan dan Sains Kesihatan, Prof Dr Zamberi Sekawi, berkata keadaan itu umpama ‘pembunuh senyap’ kerana kebiasaannya pesakit COVID-19 tidak akan menyedari oksigen berkurangan sehinggalah keadaan menjadi teruk dan hanya mendapatkan rawatan di hospital ketika sudah kritikal. Sehubungan itu, beliau berkata, adalah amat penting untuk pesakit COVID-19 yang sedang menjalani kuarantin di rumah supaya sentiasa peka dengan diri, selain digalakkan untuk membeli alat mengukur tahap oksigen atau… Read More

Noor Hisham in tough spot over questions of impartiality

PETALING JAYA: The post of health director-general requires that the holder be guided by science in the performance of his duties, according to one who has served in the position before. The comment from Dr Abu Bakar Suleiman comes at a time when current director-general, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, faces questions about his impartiality. Noor Hisham announced last Sunday that Parliament, which was to reconvene on Monday after last Thursday’s proceedings were called off, would be suspended due to the detection of a few Covid-19 cases in the building. This called into… Read More

Dakwaan NGO Islam tak dibenarkan urus jenazah Covid-19 tidak berasas

Shah Alam: Dakwaan serta tuduhan sesetengah pihak atau pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam bahawa Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Jais) menghalang mereka terbabit dalam pengurusan jenazah pesakit Covid-19 adalah tidak berasas. Pengarah Jais Datuk Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad berkata, jabatan itu sudah menjalin kerjasama berterusan dengan lebih lapan NGO Islam dengan kekuatan lebih 130 sukarelawan yang terbabit secara langsung dalam pengurusan jenazah pesakit Covid-19. “Jais amat menghargai sumbangan semua NGO Islam berkenaan yang sudah mengendalikan dengan baik pengurusan 2,071 jenazah pesakit Covid-19 sejak Januari 2021. “Perlu diingatkan sebarang ketetapan dan pendekatan yang diambil dan… Read More

16,840 Covid-19 cases, ICU occupancy hits 1,055

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported 16,840 Covid-19 cases and 134 deaths in the past 24 hours. Over the past two days, cases breached the 17,000 mark. Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 12,179 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 902,921. In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stood at 1,095,486. Twenty-five of the new cases today were category 5, while 79 were category 4. About 180 were category 3 infections. There are 183,706 active cases with a record 1,055… Read More