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Islamic leadership in hospital-associated cluster of Covid-19 management

Zainulabid, Ummu Afeera and Abu Hassan, Muhammad Abdus-Syakur and Mohd Rus, Razman and Adnan, Mohd Syafwan and Kamarudin, Norhidayah and Saidin, Nur Amira and Bachok, Nur Farhana and Ahmad, Hajar Fauzan and Expert, Paul and Abdul Razak, Fatimah (2022) Islamic leadership in hospital-associated cluster of Covid-19 management. In: 4th KHUAM National Conference, 21-22nd March 2022, Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @ IIUM. (Unpublished)

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Introduction The pillar of accountability embodies the notion of leadership, which is greatly emphasised in Islamic culture. 'Each of you is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects,' says the Prophet Mohammad in the Hadeeth (Saheeh al Bukhari: 212). Here we share our experience in managing hospital-associated cluster of Covid-19 at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @ IIUM that was inspired by Islamic leadership principles. Methodology Exercise of justice, fulfilment of trust, observance of righteousness, perseverance in doing what is right, and keeping commitments are some of the operational principles that Muslim leaders should follow. The four dimensions of Islamic leadership are: God-consciousness, competence, consultation, and consideration (The 4C model). Based on those principles, the hospital leaders, all hospital management team, rapid assessment team (RAT), experts comprising mathematician and researcher in genomic sequencing together with Emergency Disaster and Crisis Center (EDCC) got together and coordinate the outbreak management. Results We share our experience in investigating and managing one of the large SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in a “non-covid” hospital ward that affect nearly total 46 individuals in August 2021. The representative sample was sequence and revealed that this outbreak is due to delta variant. Conclusion A multidisciplinary approach, good infection control measures, an adequate planning and response strategy, and individual-level compliance within the hospital population and importantly a good leadership can all help ensure the safety of a hospital population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledgment We would like to thank all the leaders, physicians, healthcare workers and all who contribute directly and indirectly for their contribution during the outbreak investigation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam; leadership; hospital outbreak; covid-19
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC111 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Asst. Dr. Ummu Afeera Zainulabid
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 11:14
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 11:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97359

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