KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital celebrated the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri on May 24 with its 150 patients and 250 staff.
Their chief executive officer, Yusmah Salleh stated that despite the enforcement of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) by the government to control the spread of COVID-19, KPJ always takes care of their patients and working staff.
“In view of the festivity, we’ve included our patients who are undergoing treatment at their respective wards into the celebration,” she expressed. “We would love to share the merriness of Hari Raya with everyone, race and religion aside.
“Some traditional Hari Raya delicacies, such as lemang and rendang were prepared for distribution with patients and fellow staff,” Yusmah added.
“We always ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP) while distributing the food, like wearing face masks, applying hand sanitisers, performing health screening and frequent cleaning around the hospital premises,” she stressed.
Also celebrated were two families who welcomed their newborn babies on the first day of Hari Raya.
Yusmah further stressed that KPJ is always on the lookout for any COVID-19 symptoms while receiving new patients who have had close contacts with other people.
“Some of the steps we take to do so include screening at two main entrances to the hospital premises and cleaning public areas and facilities according to guidelines of the SOP,” she said. “We heavily prioritise the well-being of our staff, patients and visitors. They are our responsibility.”