Over 500 oxygen concentrators for MAEPS PKRC 2.0

Crucial equipment: A worker preparing oxygen concentrators to be placed at MAEPS PKRC 2.0 in Serdang. — Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 516 oxygen concentrators will be placed in the areas where Categories 3 and 4 Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

The concentrators will go to Halls A and C of the MAEPS Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) 2.0 in preparation for the patients’ growing need for oxygen.

MAEPS PKRC 2.0 director Dr Shahabuddin Ibrahim said 1,670 patients were currently being treated at the centre, of whom 1,300 were under Category 3 and over 200 under Category 4.

“Our manpower is focused on patients under these two categories,” he said yesterday.

Category 3 refers to cases with pneumonia but not requiring oxygen, while Category 4 refers to those with pneumonia and requiring oxygen.

Meanwhile, Selangor chief electrical engineer Haniff Ab Hamid said the wiring installation for each section would take about 10 days as the contractors faced a health risk while working in the hall occupied by Covid-19 patients.

He said the patients would have to be moved temporarily to other halls as the area involved had to be vacated for the wiring installation work.“As a safety measure, the installers are required to wear personal protective equipment while at work,” he added. — Bernama

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