Healthcare Media Report: 11th May 2020

Updated: May 19, 2020


Headline: Fear of Covid-19 keeping other patients away, say doctors

Date: 11 May 2020

Source: Free Malaysia Today

Monthly Visitors: 945,930



Summary:

  • Non-Covid-19 patients are reluctant to visit clinics and hospitals, fearing they will be infected by the virus.

  • Patients with heart attacks and stroke have avoided seeking medical attention.

  • Non-Covid 19 patients are advised by doctors to actively seek treatment for their respective diseases and ailments.

  • Guidelines and protocols have been placed to protect the patient's wellbeing from contracting the Coronavirus in Malaysian hospitals.




Headline: CMCO: Don't miss out on medicine

Date: 11 May 2020

Source: New Straits Times

Monthly Visitors: 1,810,980



Summary:

  • During the MCO period, steps were taken to help patients with chronic diseases collect their monthly medications from healthcare facilities.

  • VAS was initiated to help patients their medicine easier at government hospitals.

  • Pharmacy Drive Through: All patients intending to use this service must first register with the pharmacy department in the corresponding healthcare.

  • Appointment System: Patients can collect their medicine at the pharmacy counter without having to queue.

  • Pharmacy Locker4U: Patients can collect their medicine from a designated locker.

  • Integrated Drug Dispensing System: It allows patients to collect their medicine from any medical facility that is closest to their home.




Headline: Malaysian Volunteers Produce PPE at Home for Front Lines

Date: 11 May 2020

Source: Voa News

Monthly Visitors: 5,421,780


Summary:

  • William Alvisse spent $1500 of his own money to make plastic face shields for Malaysian hospitals.

  • The shields are produced using 3D printers at Alvisse's home.

  • Alvisse is part of 3D Printing Malaysia Community for COVID-19 - a group of 500 Malaysians producing PPEs for healthcare workers.

  • The group has made a total of: 400,000 face shields, 2,000 aero chambers (inhalers) and several hundred incubation boxes.


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