Covid-19: MAEPS PKRC 2.0 oxygen supply stable due to on-site filling plant

SERDANG (Bernama): The oxygen supply at the Malaysia Agriculture Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) Covid-19 Integrated Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) 2.0 is stable due to a micro filling plant at the site.

PKRC MAEPS 2.0 director Dr Shahabuddin Ibrahim said the oxygen filling plant started operating last Saturday and added that it has the capacity to fill up to 600 6.8-litre oxygen cylinders a day to ensure a consistent and adequate oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients at the facility.

Before this, empty oxygen cylinders had to be sent from PKRC MAEPS 2.0 to Banting three times a day for refilling with a one-way trip taking more than an hour, but now the process takes less than 10 minutes.

"About 2,000 oxygen cylinders are used in PKRC MAEPS 2.0 a day," he told Bernama recently.

Dr Shahabuddin said the plant also helped refill oxygen tanks for health facilities in the Klang Valley.

He said the oxygen filling plant is the first to be built outside the hospital area because of its large size and strategic location to help accommodate the increased oxygen demand in hospitals in the Klang Valley.

The operation of the plant is being monitored by the security team to ensure high-purity oxygen supply that is safe for human use, he added. - Bernama

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