More upgrades planned for RIPAS
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
IN ITS efforts to comply with international standards for medical treatments, the Ministry of Health has identified several wards within RIPAS Hospital that need to be repaired, upgraded and renovated to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of treatments administered.
The Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohd Yusof announced the plans for further renovations yesterday during the reopening of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Block 3 of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.
The unit was upgraded to accommodate more beds and extended to include two special isolation rooms with negative pressure system to treat patients who suffer from contagious diseases.
The unit also provides comprehensive dialysis treatment for patients.
He added that with the renovation of nine intensive care unit rooms, this will increase the total number of intensive care unit rooms to 25.
He went on to say that in addition, the ministry also has plans to provide 13 beds for patients needing intensive care, bringing the total up to 38 beds.
The renovation works started on April 6 earlier this year, a statement from the Department of Critical Care Medicine at RIPAS Hospital read.
Also renovated recently were the Occupational Therapy Unit and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit located in the basement. The facilities have been reopened since September 25.
The renovated Occupational Therapy Unit has three consultation rooms, four treatment rooms, a multipurpose room and an administration office, while the Medicine Rehabilitation Unit houses an expert consultation room, doctor consultation room, doctor treatment room and administration office.
The minister also called on visitors to comply with regulations at the intensive care unit.
He is seeking visitors’ cooperation to understand that the reason why the hospital regulates the entry of visitors is to prevent undesirable infections from occurring. -Sally Piri
The Brunei Times