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Public warned against misuse of emergency services

James Kon

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in a press conference yesterday warned the public against misusing the 991 ambulance emergency hotline.

He said, “The public should not misuse the 991 hotline which is the Emergency Medical Ambulance Services for non- emergency issues, or asking emergency medical staff to perform antigen rapid test (ART) on family members when the emergency ambulance service arrives to transport a COVID-19 positive patient to an isolation centre.”

The minister added, “This will disrupt the delivery of health services, especially for situations where emergency assistance is sorely needed.”

The public is also urged “to understand the situation, and the cooperation of all parties on this matter is highly appreciated,” he said.



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