Numerous precautionary measures have been implemented by the Ministry of Health since the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Brunei.
One such measure was the practice of social distancing.
In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC), Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) and Gleneagles JPMC, caring for vulnerable groups of patients – elderly and those with chronic illnesses, pregnant women and children – have taken steps to ensure the safety of its patients and staff members.
These institutions have implemented precautionary measures as per the Ministry of Health’s advice.
– Premises within the health complex are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis.
– Visitors are screened prior to entering the health complex and those who are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough and flu are advised not to enter.
– Limiting the number of visitors to the premises such as clinics, wards, pharmacy, rehabilitation department for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy services or other patient areas to only one companion for each patients.
– If more than one companion accompanies the patient, they will be asked to wait outside the premises.
– During in-patient visiting hours, only one visitor per patient will be allowed at any one time for 30 minutes.
– Children below the age of 12 are not allowed to visit.
– The health complex also temporarily suspended non-urgent surgeries, health screening packages and promotions to reduce the number of people in Outpatient Clinics and in the health complex.
– Only urgent and emergency surgeries and praocedures, and cancer surgeries will be performed until further notice.
– Seats have been arranged to ensure physical distancing and also in the shuttle buses to avoid overcrowding and close physical contact.
– The number of people utilising the suraus and lifts are limited to four or five at any one time.
– Visitors are also advised to avoid handshaking.