Covid-19: PD's Immigration Academy to be made into treatment centre, says MB


SEREMBAN: The Immigration Academy in Port Dickson will be turned into a treatment centre for Covid-19 cases, says Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

He said the authorities have decided to open the 200-bed academy, as the three designated hospitals currently providing treatment to Covid-19 patients were nearing capacity.

"The Immigration Academy will take in low-risk Covid-19 cases.

"We hope to get it running soonest due to the spike in number of cases here," he told reporters after chairing the state exco meeting at Wisma Negri.

Aminuddin said of the 424 Covid-19 patients in the state, 234 were admitted at the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital here, Rembau Hospital (120) and Tampin Hospital (70).

A total of 155 cases were reported in the state on Tuesday (Oct 27), compared with 25 (Oct 26), 22 (Oct 25) and 96 (Oct 24).

Aminuddin said the health authorities were working with other agencies to provide the best possible treatment to Covid-19 patients.

"We also need to ensure the quality of treatment for non-Covid patients was not in anyway compromised," he added.

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