Dr Sim Urges Local Community To Watch For Symptoms Of Covid-19 And Seek Early Treatment | Malaysia

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian called on the community of Sarawak to watch for symptoms of Covid-19 and seek early treatment. – Borneo Post photo

KUCHING, September 20 – Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian called on the Sarawak community to watch for symptoms of Covid-19 and seek early treatment in this post-vaccination era.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee adviser said this was essential in light of the upsurge in Delta variant cases as well as learning to live with the virus and reopen economic sectors in a more secure manner.

Dr Sim said the community needs to realize that the virus is changing rapidly, and humans also need to pick up the pace to learn quickly.

“In the post-vaccination era, with most people infected (cases_ either category 1 (no symptoms and probably not even aware of being infected) or category 2 (mild symptoms), it is important that everyone world with or without Covid-19 be aware of the warning signs emitted by the Covid-19 response team at Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), ”he said in a Facebook post last night .

Dr Sim said warning signs for adults included fever for about two days, difficulty breathing (oximeter less than 95 percent), chest pain or discomfort, inability to tolerate oral intake, diarrhea or vomiting more than twice a day, feeling drowsy (oximeter less than 95 percent) and being unable to perform daily activities.

According to him, the warning signs in children are fever for about two days, blueness of the face or lips (oximeter less than 95%), lethargy, diarrhea or vomiting more than twice a day. day, poor appetite and rapid breathing (oximeter less than 95 percent).

Dr Sim stressed that detecting and treating the virus early would save lives.

He also suggested that the state health department share more real-time data and more granular data at the division level, given that this information is of public interest.

“The KKM (Ministry of Health) improved the daily report not only by the number (of infections) but also by the actual date of deaths. Together, we will overcome Covid-19, ”he added. – Borneo Post