Last Patient Discharged from Maeps Quarantine Centre

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The Malaysia Agro Exposition Park in Serdang (Maeps) Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centre (PKRC) saw its last patient discharged.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Health Minister Dr Adham Baba witnessed the process of the last patient being discharged from the centre yesterday.

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He said the last patient at the centre was sent in for a two-week observation period after being isolated and screened.

“The centre will officially end its operations on July 15, 2020,” Dr Noor Hisham said at a press conference yesterday.

The PKRC Serdang centre began operations on April 16 and received its first patient on April 21.

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It was a collaboration between various agencies led by the Health Ministry and involves the National Disaster Management Agency, armed forces, police, the Fire and Rescue department, Public Works Department, Welfare Department, Immigration department, People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela), Prisons department, Malaysia Genome Institute and Maeps.

Dr Noor Hisham said as of July 10, the PKRC had successfully treated a total of 1,362 patients, where the majority were foreigners (86 percent) and 14 percent Malaysians.

“The Health Ministry would like to take this opportunity to thank all the frontliners from all agencies involved either directly or indirectly in making this centre operational.”