An audio recording has been circulating social media regarding a Covid-19 patient who claimed to have been “abducted” and “forced” to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by the staff at Penang Hospital.
In the audio recording, the patient, Affendy Mohd Yusof, claimed he was healthy but was forced to use a ventilator by the medical officers at the hospital.
However, the state Health Department said Affendy was placed in the ICU after he was confirmed to be a Category 4 Covid-19 patient and tests had found his blood oxygen was at a very concerning level.
“As such, oxygen therapy treatment was started. However, further tests found the patient’s condition was getting more critical, to the point that his blood oxygen level can only be stabilised by using a ventilator.” said Penang Health Department director Dr Ma’arof Sudin.
“The ICU medical officers had informed the patient and his family about…