Over 500-bed Inya COVID-19 Centre opens to patients

Arrangements inside Inya COVID-19 Centre. Photo: MNA

Inya Covid-19 Centre converted from Yangon Convention Centre began operation yesterday evening following the construction work was completed.
KBZ Bank and Shwe Thanlwin Skynet, the donors for the hospital, have fully converted the Yangon Convention Centre to an over 500-bed hospital within 10 days.
Inya Centre was handed over to the Yangon Region Government and Ministry of Health and Sports by the officials of the companies through the Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein yesterday afternoon.
In the evening, the hospital was opened to COVID-19 positive patients, and about 200 patients are expected to be taken to the hospital yesterday. There are 104 beds equipped with Oxygen therapy system and 412 regular beds at the centre.
The centre has provided three meals a day to patients free and arranged a food court for doctors and health workers.
KBZ Bank contributed K700 million while Shwe Than Lwin (Skynet) K300 million to the initial fund while Yangon Convention Centre Company has allowed the YCC building as a COVID Centre in the fight against the global pandemic.
Modern information technologies equipped at the hospital has allowed the medical professionals to care for positive patients remotely assisting them in minimizing exposure to the virus.— GNLM

Inya COVID-19 Centre will accomodate over 500 patients. Photo: MNA
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