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MP SPEAKS | MOH can't do it alone, other ministries need to step up for Sabah

Anwar Ibrahim

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Modified 19 Oct 2020, 1:55 pm

MP SPEAKS | Like all Malaysians, I am deeply concerned about the rapid spread of Covid-19 cases in Sabah during the last three weeks.

Since Oct 1, 54 percent of new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia occurred in Sabah alone.

Equally troubling is the mortality rate of infected patients in Sabah is very high, and we also see deaths among younger patients without pre-existing conditions.

In light of these developments, there are several issues which require further explanation by the government.

Firstly, Sabah's healthcare system, which is already under-funded, under-staffed, and under-resourced, is now inundated and overwhelmed by the epidemic.

KKM has been diverting resources to Sabah, but the ministry cannot do this alone...

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