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NEWS | 5th March 2020

TDM confirms one COVID-19 case at TDMC - The Edge Markets

KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): TDM Bhd has confirmed that one case of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been reported at its Taman Desa Medical Centre (TDMC) here.

TDM, via its subsidiary Kumpulan Medic Iman Sdn Bhd (KMI), manages four specialist hospitals namely TDMC, Kelana Jaya Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Kuantan Medical Centre in Kuantan, Pahang and Kuala Terengganu Specialist Hospital in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

"The patient was admitted to TDMC on Feb 25 for gastrointestinal symptoms, namely diarrhoea with no signs of fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty in breathing. However, her body temperature fluctuated daily and her symptoms progressed," it said in a bourse filing today.

"Her COVID-19 test result was reported as positive on March 4. Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and Pusat Kesihatan Daerah (PKD) were informed as required," it added.

TDM also said the patient is a 46-year-old Malaysian female who recently came back from Jakarta and Bogor, Indonesia. She and her family including her husband, daughter and son travelled to both the destinations from Feb 13 to 19.

She is now seeking further treatment in HKL.

On its part, TDM said TDMC has closed all infected ward rooms on March 4.

"Health care workers who have been in contact with the patient have been identified for screening. KMI is currently working closely with the Health Ministry with all preventive measures taken to combat the spread of the disease. We are taking necessary action to look after the interest and wellbeing of our staff. They are under close monitoring or home quarantine.

"The general ward of the hospital shall be closed for sanitization and sorting out of staff quarantine issues. As some of our staff need to be quarantined for 14 days, we target to reopen within 48 hours or until further notice depending on staff numbers. The rest of the hospital operations will continue as usual," added TDM.

TDM shares closed up 2.5 sen or 10.87% at 25.5 sen today, with 29.35 million shares done, bringing it a market capitalisation of RM429.07 million.

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