Dr Carren TEH

Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology
Location: Kelana Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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Dr Carren TEH

Dr Wu Lien-Teh is Carren Teh's third great uncle.


I am an ENT Specialist in Hospital Sungai Buloh which is a designated COVID-19 hospital. I am not a frontliner but provide ENT consultation. Most of the COVID-19 cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur are sent to my center with those two states having the two highest number of cases in Malaysia. Thankfully, the cases we have received have been manageable so far.

What is unique about my center is that Sungai Buloh has a historical background for being a Leprosarium which was the National Leprosy Center. It is currently a UNESCO Heritage site with patients still living in the center. Hospital Sungai Buloh was built early 2000 next to and currently manages the National Leprosy Center. I am proud to be part of the history in the making, the second time around.

Dr Wu was really a very, very distant family member being my maternal grandmother's granduncle. Only recently have we heard of his contributions to the society. However, even 100 years after Dr Wu’s legacy, his concepts of self-protection, patient isolation, infection control and organized work process is seen everyday in the fight against COVID-19 more so when I see the patients as ENT procedures causes one of the most aerosolization.

However, there is nothing I would change in the current situation. I am very happy with how the Public Health and the Clinical (Hospitals and Clinics) side have come together in managing the disease from all angles. Majority of the public have played their role in staying home to try to help flatten the curve. However, as the Movement Control Order will be lifted in the coming weeks, I hope the public will continue to practice the new normal as we know the disease is not going away anytime soon.


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