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PETALING JAYA: Doctors in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) are performing procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the floor, as the hospital capacity has been stretched beyond its limit.

Sounding the alarm over the Covid-19 situation, one doctor, in an Instagram post, said HKL’s emergency department had insufficient beds and canvas to accommodate the influx of patients.

The doctor added that all of the hospital’s eight wards were full and there were not enough ventilators to go around, adding that some medical officers have had to “play God” by deciding who should go be given ventilators first.

They also said Hospital Sungai Buloh had also breached capacity and was not accepting referrals, which had compromised patients requiring geriatric care.

Another medical officer recalled that one procedure had to be carried out on the floor to save a patient who had difficulty breathing.

“This war has really gone too far. People are dying every day and it’s really depressing to see and decide who needs to go first,” they said.

“People come asking for help to save their family members when we ourselves are already hopeless. We can only do our best but unfortunately our best will never be enough.”

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