Being sick is not a crime! Tell your doctor so they can help you.
Several Malaysians have reportedly resorted to lying or being dishonest about their travel history or the fact that they had been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, which ultimately causes more trouble and unnecessary work for (the already overworked) healthcare officers.
Photo via Twitter Ministry of Health
In the past, there have been reports of several Klinik Kesihatans that had to be sanitized because patients were not being honest with the health officers.
Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba has urged the public to be honest when getting treatment at any public health clinic.
“Don’t hide your travel history information, or if you’ve been in contact with a COVID-19 patient. If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, contact your nearest District Health Office first to find out which health facility you could go to”, the tweet said.
The tweet also included pictures of health officers sanitizing the whole health clinic to get rid of any viruses.
So, guys, please take care of yourself and the people around you too, especially the doctors, nurses, cleaners and health officers because they put their safety and health at risk to treat those who are unwell!
Be kind, and be truthful!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat