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August 15, 2021

I had a meeting today with the Menteri Besar of Johor YAB Datuk Haji Hasni Bin Mohammad, Health and Environment EXCO YB Tuan Vidyananthan A/L Ramanadhan, JKNJ director YB Dato’ Dr. Aman bin Rabu, YBhg Dato’ Prof. Adeeba Kamarulzaman and Dr. Dhesi Baha Raja following a viral social media post on the condition of the Covid-19 patient quarantine center at the Sultan Ismail Hospital, Johor Bahru.

As a result of this meeting, I decreed for the management of the Covid-19 situation be improved and the transfer of non-Covid-19 patients to private hospitals to ease the burden on the public health system to start in stages. Non-Covid-19 patients from the Sultan Ismail Hospital will be transferred to the Columbia Asia Hospital, while those from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital will be transferred to the KPJ Hospital. YAB Menteri Besar of Johor also announced the addition of beds in the Covid-19 ward of the Sultan Ismail Hospital and the tent facilities in front of the Emergency and Trauma Department will be improved.

A new initiative called IPA-C (INISIATIF PEMIMPIN ADVOKASI COVID-19) will be implemented in collaboration with the Johor state government, Johor State Health Department and local community leaders. The initiative’s objective is to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by prioritizing the concept of Collective Responsibility in mobilizing and empowering communities, strengthening the concept of effective RISK Communication to increase public awareness and strengthen SOP compliance monitoring efforts.

The vaccination process should also be expedited and constantly monitored by agencies and authorities so that the vaccination process can be carried out properly, quickly, safely and without burdening the people visiting PPVs. Apart from speeding up the vaccination process, we also need to focus on Covid-19 patients so that they get the best intensive care possible.

HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor

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