Quarantine facilities in Phaunggyi being expanded

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On completion, the expanded quarantine facilities will be able to accommodate 1,220 patients.  PHOTO: Soe Myint Aung

The Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Federation is expanding facilities at the COVID-19 Medical Centre in the compound of Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar) of Phaunggyi village in Hlegu Township, Yangon, to be able to accommodate a total of 1,220 patients.
U Shein Win, the chairman of MCEF, said that the expansion of facilities began after the meeting between departmental officials and the construction entrepreneurs on 1 September as the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases is increasing in Yangon Region.
Since 10 September, some patients have received medical treatments at the new facilities.
U Myo Myint, the General Secretary of MCEF, said that the COVID-19 Medical Centre will be used for only the patients with critical and serious health conditions due to the limited capacity of resources for medical workers and volunteers at the centre, while positive patients will be kept at the quarantine centres.
“Patients with no symptoms have been allowed for discharge from hospitals after 14 days as they cannot cause the spread of disease. Due to the construction works here, we sent 100 patients with no symptoms to the Yoma facility in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township,” added U Myo Myint.
The Ministry of Construction has set up four units of modular house for medical doctors and health workers at the COVID-19 Medical Centre in Phaunggyi, and construction works for additional four units of such houses are underway there.
U Myo Myint also said the facilities are installed with Wifi internet for the
patients to be able to communicate with their family members.
Under the directives of Yangon Region government, the MCEF has spent about 1 billion kyat set up COVID-19 facilities at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar) since 2 April.—Pwint Thitsar (Translated by Aung Khin)

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