In acknowledging this yesterday, director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said all the isolation wards and beds in intensive care units (ICU) in government and private hospitals were full.
"We also have many who are in critical condition in ICUs. Almost all are down with pneumonia and this is truly worrying," he told the New Sunday Times.
Malaysians exhibiting symptoms of H1N1 are flooding government and private hospitals and clinics every day.
Doctors, nurses and allied healthcare providers are working round the clock to clear patients.
Many are sent home with medication and told to quarantine themselves and monitor their health.
"The death rate is going to soar, especially among people in the high-risk group and those with co-morbid conditions."
Dr Ismail attributed the rapid spread to the highly contagious nature of the virus, and the public not heeding the advice of health authorities.
He said many people displaying flu symptoms were going to work and moving in crowds without face masks.
"People are also not washing their hands regularly or adhering to the 10 steps of self-quarantine when ill."
A check at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang, Sungai Buloh Hospital and Kuala Lumpur Hospital showed hundreds already waiting to be checked even before 8am. Doctors said the number would rise to thousands by noon.
ULASAN : Nak marah nih sebenarnya. Bila aku kata kerajaan laki bini yang dok ada nih tak buat apa apa, ada orang marah kat aku.
Cuba baca apa yang Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia kata dalam artikel tu.
Katil pun tak cukup. Wad pun penuh. Yang ada simptom H1N1 tu pula hanya diberikan ubat dan diarah pulang serta diharapkan menguarantin diri sendiri.
Pastu pantaulah sendiri keadaan kesihatan masing masing. Bila dah nampak ketara, pergi semula ke hospital. Nampak sangat pergi ker hospital tu untuk tunggu mati jer.
Kan bangang namanya tu. Yang ada dalam ICU tu pulak semuanya dah sangat kritikal dan sangat merisaukan.
Yang datang buat pemeriksaan pula dah ribu riban satu hari. Maknanya, keadaan dan semakin kritikal.
Tapi ada makhluk yang namanya Menteri Kesihatan kata - JANGAN PANIK KERANA WABAK H1N1 DI MALAYSIA MASIH TERKAWAL.
Tak ker haramjadah namanya tu. Apsal bongok sangat....