More Category 3 Covid patients admitted at PKRC Maeps

by TMR/ pic by BERNAMA

SELANGOR state health department says that the situation at Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (Maeps) in Serdang is now increasingly challenging with the admission of more category 3 Covid-19 patients.

It said initially PKRC Maeps only had 60 beds for category 3 in early January but now it has to accommodate 757 category 3 patients.

The health department said it plans to increase this capacity to 1,000 beds to support the health system in the Klang Valley in line with the rising number of Covid-19 patients.

“So far the category 3 patients were placed in halls adjacent to the temporary ICU so that more rigorous monitoring could be implemented while stable category 1 & 2 patients were placed in the DG hall,” it said in a statement today.

“However, the PKRC is trying its best to separate the categories of citizen and non -citizen patients in this hall.”

Various complaints have been making rounds on social media regarding the delay in admission as well as lack of management system in handling the number of Covid patients.

The health department said it takes note of the complaints, saying it strives to make improvements to the process from time to time.

As of Saturday, Selangor continued to record the highest number of daily cases with 1,507, with only 27 were imported transmission.