Tutong hospital services temporarily reduced

James Kon

The management of Pengiran Muda Mahkota Pengiran Muda Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (PMMPMHAMB) Hospital in the Tutong District has announced a temporary transfer and reduction in the hospital’s services, from tomorrow until further notice.

The measure to temporarily reduce and transfer services is to enable hospital personnel to focus on treating COVID-19 patients, currently at the National Isolation Centre.

There are 20 active COVID-19 cases in the country, who are currently undergoing treatment.

The services being reduced and transferred to the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital or the Suri Seri Begawan (SSB) Hospital in Kuala Belait are the Ophthalmology Clinic, the Medical Specialist Clinic, the Gastroenterology Clinic, the Ear, Nose and Throat, Nose and Diseases Clinic, the Oral and Maxillofacial Facial Surgery Clinic, the General Surgery Clinic, the Orthopedic Clinic, Nutrition Services, Occupational Therapy Services, Physiotherapy Services, Medical Welfare Service, Optometry Services, Orthotic Services and Podiatric Services.

The services under the Skin Clinic and the Cardiology Clinic have been transferred to the RIPAS Hospital.

Services under the Dental Clinic will only receive emergency cases at the Lamunin Health Centre, the National Dental Centre and the Sungai Liang Health Centre.

Surgical services under General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology and Orthopedic have been transferred to the RIPAS Hospital or the SSB Hospital in Kuala Belait.

Wards being temporarily transferred are the Paediatric Ward to the SSB Hospital in Kuala Belait; and the Women’s Medical Ward, the Male Medical Ward and the Maternity Ward to the RIPAS Hospital.

The Tuberculosis Ward will be relocated to the RIPAS Hospital or the SSB Hospital.

The services being continued as usual at the PMMPMHAMB Hospital are the Paediatric Clinic, the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Emergency Room, Radiology Services, Pharmacy Services and Blood Collection Services.

Members of the public are advised not to visit wards involved in the temporary transfer, for the time being. At the same time, the PMMPMHAMB Hospital will continue to receive emergency cases.