KUALA LUMPUR, 10 March 2020 - Taman Desa Medical Centre (TDMC), one of KMI Healthcare (Kumpulan Medic Iman Sdn Bhd) chain of hospitals that confirmed one case of patient with COVID-19 on 5 March 2020 has resumed full operations since 9 March 2020.
TDMC recently tested 43 of its Health Care Workers (HCW) for COVID-19 and the test came back negative for all. However, for further safeguard six of the health care workers have been in home quarantine. The nasopharyngeal tests were done on every primary and secondary contacts that has been in close interactions with the patient infected with the disease. Nevertheless, as precautionary measure a second test will be conducted soon.
The patient who was admitted to TDMC on 25 February 2020 was reported as positive on 4 March 2020. Immediately, the hospital closed all infected ward rooms and all HCW who have been in contact with the patient have been identified for screening. On 6 March 2020, a disinfection and decontamination process were done successfully at all patient areas.
The nature of their job puts health care workers at an increased risk of catching any communicable disease, including COVID-19. KMI Healthcare has taken all necessary precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, patients and community that we serve.
We would like to express our thanks to Ministry of Health (MOH) for the swift action and cooperation. Further gratitude also goes to the health care workers, the public and our patients for their continued support.
KMI Healthcare will continue to follow closely all COVID-19 updates of preventive measures and comply with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Management Guidelines in Malaysia set by MOH.
About TDM Berhad
Incorporated on 1 December 1965, TDM Berhad (TDM or the Group) was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) under the Plantations Sector in 1970. Following a successful restructuring exercise and new strategic direction in 2004, TDM has grown into a leading player in the oil palm plantation and healthcare sectors.
About KMI Healthcare
Kumpulan Medic Iman (KMI Healthcare) is a subsidiary of TDM Berhad business division focusing on healthcare which manages four specialist hospitals namely: -
1. Kelana Jaya Medical Centre (KJMC) in Petaling Jaya, Selangor
2. Kuantan Medical Centre (KMC) in Kuantan, Pahang
3. Kuala Terengganu Specialist Hospital (KTS),in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
4. Taman Desa Medical Centre (TDMC) Hospital in Kuala Lumpur
Our promise to offer affordable but never compromised on healthcare quality blends well in every approach of our business.
For more information, please visit www.kmihealthcare.com
Rose Hazeline, Group Marketing & Corporate Communications , KMI Healthcare Mobile
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Ms. Toh Lu Yee, Marketing & Customer Service Manager, TDMC
Mobile No: 012-943 6178