SIMANGGANG: The Taman Harmoni Community Hall has been proposed to serve as the second Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centre (PKRC) here.
Sri Aman Division Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) advisor Datuk Francis Harden Hollis said there is a need to have this PKRC as a precautionary measure in case there is sudden influx in the number of low-risk Covid-19 positive cases.
“This hall, if approved and in operation, can accommodate up to 50 bunk beds and 100 patients at a time,” he said after visiting the hall on Saturday (May 29).
Francis, who is also Simanggang assemblyman, said currently, low-risk patients are placed at PKRC Betong and PKRC Serian.
“The purpose of today’s visit was also to review the equipment required for the proposed PKRC.
“There is also a need for Sarawak Energy Berhad to supply electricity as well as the installation of water supply meters by the Sarawak Rural Water Supply Department,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sri Aman Hospital director Dr Hazwani Mohd Yusof also called upon the public’s understanding and cooperation on the urgent need of the authorities to place the patients with mild Covid-19 symptoms at the proposed PKRC.