KUALA LUMPUR: A viralled video showing congestion at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) did not reflect the real situation, according to the authorities.
The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) clarified that the video did not show the overall picture where the patients are accommodated, adding that the clip also failed to provide any information.
“The situation in the video showing the centre being congested is confusing.
“What is shown in the video is a normal situation during the daily discharge process,” Nadma spokesperson Nur Daliza Dohat said.
She said the centre has 8,000 beds and could accommodate 2,000 more when the need arises.
“As of midnight Jan 8, there were 2,863 patients, meaning there were still 5,137 unoccupied beds,” she said.
Nur Daliza said although there were no partitions in the hall, physical distancing of the Covid-19 patients was carried out according to the prescribed standard procedures.
She said the centre had no partitions as workers needed to monitor the patients effectively, adding that there are currently 1,170 workers from various agencies on duty.
MAEPS was reactivated to house asymptomatic Covid-19 patients last month.
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