'Sabah Health Department overwhelmed, NGO volunteers infected'

Modified 28 Oct 2020, 1:29 am

The Sabah Health Department has been "overwhelmed" by the task of treating, isolating, and tracking down hundreds of new Covid-19 patients in the state, said Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the biggest challenge in Sabah has been logistics, which requires assistance from other agencies.

"The Sabah Health Department is overwhelmed... They have set up (a committee) at the state level for coordination.

"This means we are looking at transport, we are looking at the National Security Council... We need inter-ministry collaboration," he said at his daily Covid-19 briefing in Putrajaya...

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