A viral message, with photos and a video, alleges that Sungai Buloh Hospital is cramped with COVID-19 patients.
Find out what’s going on, and what the FACTS really are!
Claim : Sungai Buloh Hospital Is Cramped With Patients!
This message, with these photos and a video, have gone viral on Facebook and WhatsApp.
It alleges that Sungai Buloh Hospital is filled to the brim, cramped with COVID-19 patients.
As you all know my wife is an anaesthetist in Sg Buloh Hospital and she has a very depressing message for all of us. She just told me that all Selangor government hospitals emergency departments are now filled with intubated Covid patients who they are not equipped to deal with the situation. Patients as young as early 30s.
She says that there are a few more doctors getting infected in Sg Buloh.
Below is a photo of the cramped sickening situation in the hospital!
The Truth : That Is MAEPS, Not Sungai Buloh Hospital!
The video and photos are genuine, but they are not of the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
They are of the temporary COVID-19 quarantine centre at MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang).
Fact #1 : That Is The MAEPS Quarantine Centre
Technically, it is a COVID-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC), which doubles as a quarantine centre and treatment facility for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients.
This temporary COVID-19 hospital at MAEPS was closed on 15 July 2020 and disassembled after Malaysia flattened the curve.
On 9 December 2020, the Ministry of Health reactivated MAEPS as a COVID-19 Quarantine and Low Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC).
Fact #2 : The MAEPS Quarantine Centre Has 10,000 Beds
Dubbed MAEPS PKRC 2.0, it has about 10,000 beds.
It started with 3,000 beds in Phase 1, followed by a 3,300 bed expansion in Phase 2; and finally 3,700 beds in Phase 3.
Fact #3 : The MAEPS Quarantine Centre Is For Patients With Mild Or No Symptoms
The MAEPS quarantine centre is limited to Category 1 (asymptomatic) or Category 2 (mildly symptomatic) patients only.
As such, you will not find any intubated patients, or even an ICU. This is a quarantine centre for mild cases.
Fact #4 : These Photos Were Circulating Since December 2020
These photos have been circulating since mid-December 2020. At that time, netizens were critical of the lack of physical distancing.
The fact of the matter is – only those who tested positive for COVID-19 are quarantined here. There is, therefore, no need for physical distancing.
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