By SABAH TODAY
KOTA KINABALU: A 60-year-old man from Putatan died early Thursday. Today he will be yet another COVID-19 statistic from Sabah.
The elderly man was tested positive for COVID-19, some nine days ago, but was sent home to die.
The reason; there were no beds available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
According to sources close to the family who spoke to SABAHTODAY on condition of anonymity, said the man suffered breathing difficulty earlier Thursday and was taken by family members to a private clinic in Putatan.
He was referred immediately to Putatan clinic.
Sadly, the man died at the Putatan clinic shortly after family members brought him in.
Sabah’s COVID-19 is getting from bad to worse and the truth seems nowhere to be seen.
Director-General of Health, Noor Hisham Abdullah is not addressing the Sabah issues honestly.
He keeps saying there are sufficient beds, but his figures are all lumped with hospitals across Sabah. QEH 1 and the Likas Hospital, has run out of beds.
There is no space any more, Sabah medical services personnel are complaining.
They have always denied that no COVID-19 patients are being treated from their houses, but it is happening – one family in Putatan can now vouch for it.
Masidi Manjun (the minister in charge of COVID-19 for Sabah) can you look into this? And please be honest about it.
Yes, nurses and doctors from across the sea, are being sent to Sabah, but it is not good enough.