Recently, there has been a significant increase in COVID-19 positive cases following the expansion of screening. Most of these COVID-19 positive cases were from category 1 (i.e. asymptomatic individuals) and category 2 (i.e. mildly symptomatic patients). They have been admitted to the COVID-19 Low Risk Quarantine and Treatment Center as well as hospitals under the MOH.
Looking at this situation, the Malaysia National Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC) has reactivated the COVID-19 Low Risk Quarantine and Treatment Center (PKRC) at the UiTM Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu campus known as Chendering, one of the East Coast Education Hub. This is as a precautionary measure to face the issue of increasing cases following the expansion of screening and increase in cases in Terengganu.
PKRC UiTM Terengganu (Chendering) was opened in phases with a maximum capacity of 1,128 beds after review and site visit by National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA). The first phase began when PKRC UiTM Chendering started operating on 21st January 2021 and the second phase took place on 12th May 2021. This PKRC is used to place COVID-19 patients in category 1 & 2 who are not suitable to undergo home isolation after being screened by the COVID-19 Assessment Center (CAC) team.
This was made possible with the full support from the UiTM Terengganu Staff and students, The Rector, Prof Ts Dr Mazidah Puteh and The Deputy Rector, Assoc Prof Wan Dorishah Wan Abdul Manan. UiTM Terengganu is very proud to be together with the nation to support and fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud and appreciate that we are part of this initiative to support the nation’s need at this crucial time. May all of us be safe and free from this disease soon.