Due to the numbers of Covid-19 cases spike in a short period of time, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had announced that a movement control order will effectively starts from 18th to 31st of March.
However according to a post written by a medical staff from Hospital Kuala Lumpur, some people would reach out to the hospitals for Covid-19 check-up just for no reasons. It is definitely a WASTE of the medical resources!
The Original Post:
Dear beloved fellow Malaysians,
if you have respiratory tract symptoms (read : cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath) +/- fever WITH NO…
I REPEAT WITHHHHH NOOOOOOOOO..
1. NO history of close contact with someone positive of COVID-19
2. have NOT travelled to the listed 9 countries as below (as of 14/3/2020) :
- South korea
Please DON’T come to any hospitals for screening by using the reasons of “just for a check-up” or “my officer asked me to get a check ”
DO NOT ABUSE our health care system
DO NOT LIE to our triager… I have got patients in the past lying to our ED triager just to get them to send you to our CMSA (screening area)
You are only exposing yourself to danger… Didn’t fulfill the above criteria but come and sit at the waiting area for screening with the people who fulfills all the criteria.
▼ The commenters who works as medical staffs have the same thought!
▼ Please don’t go to hospitals for check-up if it is needless!
▼ These are the problems that netizens worried about.
▼ Questions & Responses from netizens.
▼ This commenter shared his experience: Even though he got all the symptoms but the result showed negative.
▼ It is what the post actually wanna tell us.
▼ It’s another option for us.
Please try to understand and be thoughtful to all the medical staffs that work at frontline. They want to ensure there will be sufficient medical resources for saving more lives! In this critical moments, let work hand in hand to fight the Covid-19!