The feat by the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in converting its convention centre into a temporary hospital within four days has somewhat lifted the gloom for many who have been confined to their homes for more than two weeks.
The Twentytwo13 article yesterday features the journey of MAEPS as narrated by its chief executive officer Norafizah Rahman who related how 150 people worked hard to overcome obstacles throughout the Movement Control Order to put the facility together.
The pride and patriotism of Malaysians is evident in the numerous responses to our report yesterday. While China took 10 days to build a 1,000-bed hospital from scratch to treat Covid-19 patients, Malaysia also stands tall with MAEPS’ feat of setting up a facility that houses 600 beds.
These are some of the comments from readers.
inspiring story from behind the scene
this is another #frontliners
From Malaysia’s largest convention centre to hospital in four days – Twentytwo13 https://t.co/WxHhXf8yKi
— PakTarm #StayAtHome (@paktarm) April 3, 2020
Hopefully we might not need to use it. Anyway, bravo to the team for taking proactive measures.
From Malaysia’s largest convention centre to hospital in four days – Twentytwo13 https://t.co/HIx3EB71Cj
— Azza Jauhar (@azza_jauhar) April 3, 2020
Damn good job, MAEPS!https://t.co/W0XxlXbGrr
— Na'a (@NaaMurad) April 3, 2020
China membina hospital untuk COVID19 di Wuhan selama 10 hari, Malaysia membina hospital COVID19 di MAEPS selama 4 hari sahaja, satu sejarah! Tak mahu kesini Stay at Home! https://t.co/aYmVnUDpnF
— Sharol (@drsharol) April 3, 2020
*STAR NW Kudos to ALL parties concerned who helped to convert MAEPS Convention Centre in Serdang into a temporary Covid-19 Hospital in case of 3rd wave, in just 4 days and during MCO roadblocks!https://t.co/eEJ9NijTaI
— Lee Hui Seng (@leehuiseng) April 3, 2020
Kudos to all the parties who made it possible. Malaysia Boleh !
Converting Malaysia’s largest exhibition & convention centre (MAEPS) into a temporary hospital to house Covid-19 patients in just FOUR Days!
— Andy 🇱🇷 (@ND_Lee) April 3, 2020