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Monday, December 28, 2020

Health Ministry doubles capacity at MAEPS quarantine centre

 


PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has doubled the number of beds at the MAEPS Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centre in Serdang to more than 6,000 due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

"The capacity of beds at MAEPS 2.0 has been increased by 3,032 to a total of 6,132," the Health Ministry (@KKMPutrajaya) tweeted on Monday (Dec 28).

It said the capacity of beds at the MAEPS 2.0 Covid-19 low-risk quarantine and treatment centre could be further raised to 10,000 beds if required.

"Deputy health director-general Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon (medical) said the opening of a new hall in MAEPS follows the increase in Covid-19 cases," the ministry said.

The MAEPS quarantine centre was first activated from April 16 to July 15 and had cared for 1,362 patients, the majority of whom were non-Malaysians.

On Dec 9, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the centre would be re-activated following an increase in Covid-19 cases among foreign workers.

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