Strategies in transforming standard hospitals and clinics for COVID-19 treatment / Naveen Jayakumar Vijhay Keerrthi

Naveen Jayakumar, Vijhay Keerrthi (2021) Strategies in transforming standard hospitals and clinics for COVID-19 treatment / Naveen Jayakumar Vijhay Keerrthi. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaya.

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      In Malaysia, total COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2021, is 622,086 and total death of 3,460. Initially, Ministry of Health has assigned 11 government hospitals and UMMC (University Malaya Medical Centre) to treat COVID-19 patients. As of quarter 3 2021, almost all public hospitals and 96 private hospitals have agreed to provide COVID-19 treatment during this state of emergency. With surging numbers of COVID-19 cases more hospitals and even clinics are required to manage the patients. However, many of these hospitals and clinics hospitals lack of specific resources, flexibility and expertise to accommodate COVID-19 patients with confirmed symptoms. Therefore in this study, systematic study will be conducted to ascertain material and human resources, facilities upgrades and changes in operations required to manage COVID-19 patients in hospitals and clinics. Therefore, the aims of this study are to evaluate the best management practices (BMPs) worldwide in terms of infrastructure, logistics, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in COVID-19 treatement hospitals and to propose BMPs and strategies to transform the standard hospitals in our country to COVID-19 treatment hospitals for treatment. To meet the objectives, checklist provided by WHO, was simplified and distributed to frontliners and their feeback was analayzed. Based on the analysis, patient management recorded highest percentage of 98%. Hospitals in Malaysia have well established the SOPs for patient management. However, 82% of respondents had shown low agreement for statement of COVID-19 plan is available to potentially refer or outsource care of non-critical patients to alternative health facilities. By implementing the checklist in non-covid hospitals, it can be transformed to COVID-19 treatment hospitals immediately to support the increase number of cases. In addition,our community should follow all the SOPs in order to support the government, and healthcare providers, to curb the transmission of this virus, this is everyone’s responsibility.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Research Report (M.A.) - Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, 2021.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; Ministry of Health; Standard Operating Procedure; Best Management Practice; Frotliners
      Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
      Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
      Depositing User: Mrs Rafidah Abu Othman
      Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 06:58
      Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 06:58

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