COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY
6 JANUARY 2021
Melaka, 6 Jan 2021 – An employee of Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) was tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently being treated at Melaka General Hospital. Based on contact tracing, the employee is a close contact of a locally transmitted case in the community.
MMC immediately carried out contact tracing and informed those who were in close contact with the employee to undergo COVID-19 PCR test and placed under home quarantine order according to the MOH guidelines. All doctors and other employees who were in contact with the affected employee, as well as the affected employee, were dressed in the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times and practised hand hygiene and social distancing while at the hospital. As such, in accordance to MOH guidelines, the doctors and other employees have been assessed to be in the low-risk category. We will continue to work closely with MOH on any further follow-up measures that may be required.
At this time, MMC has completed deep cleaning of all affected areas in the hospital. We have taken all necessary precautionary measures, including cleaning and sanitisation of all other areas within the hospital, as the safety of our patients, visitors, doctors, and employees are of paramount importance to us.
The operations of the hospital continue as usual.