According To Malaysia’s Health DG, We Can Flatten The Covid-19 Curve Within 3 To 4 Months
Good news and bad news! The good news is, Malaysia’s Heath DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that we will be able to flatten the Covid-19 curve. The bad news is, it may take 3 to 4 months to do so, with a combination of public health measures and a hastened vaccination drive.
With the rise of a new variant, this 2 week lockdown is definitely the smarter choice and necessary measure to take to reduce the number of cases and risk for the frontliners.
“We must ramp up vaccinations and in June we should be able to dispense over 10 million doses. Our behaviour is the first line of defence and if we can increase vaccination rates, that will increase our protection against the virus,” the Health director-general said.
He also added, “The Health Ministry has warned of possible scenarios in which doctors would have to make the difficult choice to prioritise ICU beds for patients with a high recovery potential over patients with low recovery potential.” The current usage of ICU beds for Covid-19 patients is now at 104% capacity with 1,113 beds being used, while hospital beds are at 85% capacity with 10,190 patients hospitalised.
This is an extremely dire situation we are in, Malaysia just jumped to the top 40 most Covid-19 cases in the world list with 565,533 total cases. Let’s work together to flatten this curve, please stay at home and follow all SOPs!