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HSA among finest hospitals in M’sia, says Health DG

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) is one of the finest hospitals in Malaysia, says Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said its Emergency Department (ED) had shown 97.6 percent ambulance preparedness and dispatch for primary response was achieved in less than five minutes.

"From January to July this year the department had received 6,215 Priority I ambulance calls (critical emergency cases). Besides that, 67 percent of Priority I ambulance calls were responded to in less than 15 minutes," he said in a statement, here today.

He said on average the Red Zone received 600 cases a month (20 critical cases a day), 2,000 semi-critical cases (66 cases a day in Yellow Zone) and more than 10,000 non-critical cases at Green Zone.

"The department has 10 specialists, leading a group of 39 medical officers and many other paramedics and health professionals working closely as a team providing pre-hospital care besides emergency medicine service," he added.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said HSA was also a proud home to the Neurosurgery Department which conducted 649 major surgeries and 317 minor surgeries in 2016.

He said the hospital has fulfilled its key performance index (KPI) in 2016 when 99 percent of newly diagnosed brain or spine tumor patients in 2016 had undergone elective surgery in less than three months and 100 percent of its paediatric patients who had undergone cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt surgery had been safely operated by the neurosurgeon.

"Today, while browsing through the statistics for HSA, I must say that I am proud of this remarkable achievement," said Dr Noor Hisham.  

- Bernama

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