A foreign patient and her caregiver were diagnosed with Covid-19 yesterday, 28th October 2020. The patient, together with her accompanying caregiver, was admitted to TMC following a negative rt-PCR test, and both persons were quarantined in an isolation ward apart from other patients for the entire duration of their stay in accordance with SDMC guidelines. Unfortunately, both patient and caregiver tested positive upon a second rt-PCR test that was administered, and have since been transferred to the Sarawak General Hospital for treatment.
During this period, all TMC staff who attended to the patient were dressed in standard or enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE), and all were tested upon knowledge of the results. All staff tested NEGATIVE for Covid-19. Deep cleaning has also been conducted to disinfect all affected areas in the medical centre.
In view of the worsening situation in the region, we have paused admitting foreign patients crossing the border. There are also no other foreign patients admitted in the centre at present.
TMC would like to reassure the public that our hospital remains vigilant and equipped with the necessary PPE and diagnostic tests to detect Covid-19 patients. We have also stepped up our swabbing service to meet the needs of the community and increased cleaning and disinfection measures in light of the current outbreak. As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, TMC will provide updates on the necessary measures.