Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe looked into building a healthcare facility for treatment and quarantine of COVID-19 patients at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar) in Phaunggyi village of Hlegu Township, Yangon, yesterday.
Under the management of Yangon Region Government, the facility is under the construction of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Federation and the Myanmar Private Hospital’s Association.
Accompanied by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, the Union Minister looked around centre and explained awareness campaigns and medical teams comprised with senior doctors in fighting against the pandemic.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein also said the facility is scheduled to complete by 21 April with installation of modern technologies and his government will provide accommodations to the health workers and volunteers at the facility which will include an internet network for video calls between the patients and their families at homes.
The Yangon Region Transport Authority will erect mirror partitions between the patients and the drivers on the buses which will be used for this healthcare centre.
The Chief Minister added he has no lockdown plan at the business city at the moment.
The quarantine facility in Phaunggyi village will have 20 beds at intensive care unit, 240 beds for high dependency unit and 240 beds for patients, totaling 500 beds for the first phase.
Meanwhile, the second phase will have 40 beds at intensive care unit, 480 beds for high dependency unit and 480 beds for patients, totaling 1,000 beds for the first phase.
It will have the three zones of green, yellow and red, with the installations of oxygen plants, pipelines and other medical equipment necessary for COVID-19 patients.
Hospital wastes will also be destroyed by a furnace set up by the Yangon City Development Committee. –MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)