Plan underway to reopen Covid-19 treatment centre at Yoma Yeiktha

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Yoma Yeiktha treatment centre in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township in 2020.

Yoma Yeiktha Covid-19 tratment centre in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township will be reopened on 5 September due to growing number of infected persons.
On his inspection tour of the Yeiktha, the Yangon Region Chief Minister fulfilled the needs of the centre. The Yeiktha has been facilitated with beds, mostuito nets and personal goods to accommodate 300 patients in addition to oxygen cylinders and tanks.
Currently, Yoma Yeiktha provides quarantine facilities with healthcare services to the persons who came back to Myanmar from abroad via relief flight and maritime route.
The centre plans to reopen three treatment buildings where sanitation and maintenance of the buildings and oxygen plant are being carried out. The centre was used as healthcare service centre for suspect patients and approved ones in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out.
At 8 pm on 3 September, 90 persons in 8,323 laboratory tests were found virus, accounting for 1.08 per cent. A total of 55 persons were discharged from hospitals and kept home, accounting for 96.47 per cent. On that day, no one was dead. Since the outbreak of disease, a total of 615,489 persons were infected, 593,745 persons of whom were discharged from hospital, leaving 19,439 persons dead, accounting for 3.16 per cent dead rate with eight per cent of foreign transmission and 92 per cent of local ones, according to the Ministry of Health.—TWA/GNLM

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