PM visits MAEPS centre able to treat 600 Covid-19 patients

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  • Monday, 30 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visited the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), which will serve as a Covid-19 facility, on Monday (March 30).

"The Quarantine and Treatment centre was set up as a measure to house low-risk Covid-19 patients if the number of positive cases continue to rise," Muhyiddin said in his Facebook post on Monday.

He said work to set up the centre is at its final stage, adding that it will be able to accommodate and treat 600 patients.

At the moment, he said the national leprosy centre and Health Ministry's training centres, which have been designated as Covid-19 hospitals, have sufficient capacity to house patients.

He noted that MAEPS would have Covid-19 wards and an emergency resuscitation area including a clinic, pharmacy and x-ray facilities among others.

He added that the centre will also have WiFi, computers, surau, CCTVs, toilets as well as changing and rest areas.

He said as for on duty personnel, the centre will have a nurse station, a treatment/resuscitation room, a rest area, and changing and shower area.

On Saturday (March 28), Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that MAEPS would be turned into a Covid-19 facility.

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