Tutong hospital temporarily moves, suspend services

Hakim Hayat

In light of the COVID-19 developments in Brunei, the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital in Tutong has moved and reduced some services temporarily from March 12.

The date of the resumption of these services will be announced later.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in a statement said this is to make way for treating COVID-19 patients.

The Tutong hospital’s paediatric, women medical, men medical, labour and TB wards have been moved to the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital in Bandar Seri Begawan and the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital in Belait.

Allied health professional services including dietician, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, medical welfare, dental, optometry, podiatry and orthotics services have also been moved to RIPAS Hospital and Suri Seri Begawan Hospital.

Services temporarily reduced are specialist, surgical, ophthalmology, paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology clinics and other services which have also been moved to RIPAS Hospital and Suri Seri Begawan Hospital.

The blood sample and specimen services have also been moved to the Pekan Tutong Health Centre.

Emergency, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy services are still operational at the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital.

File photo of Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Hospital in Tutong. PHOTO: MOH