Covid-19: Those quarantined at AKEPT extremely pleased with services

NILAI (Bernama): Those who underwent a 14-day quarantine at a monitoring centre at the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) near here after their return from Wuhan, China were extremely pleased with the services provided by the medical team and other personnel on duty.

An employee of a shipping company, Irwan Rustang, 36, said he was grateful for the excellent service he received during his quarantine after being evacuated from Wuhan on Feb 4 through the Malaysian Humanitarian Aid Mission, following the Covid-19 outbreak in that country.

This, he said, could be seen through the preparation of four meals a day such as breakfast, lunch, tea break and dinner as well as other necessities such as milk, diapers for children and clothing.

“During the quarantine period, I stayed with my family in the room and would go out if I wanted to do laundry here. I thank the management for taking care of us and taking care of our needs,” he said.

He was among 107 Malaysians and their family members who were allowed to leave AKEPT on Tuesday (Feb 18) after the quarantine period and were confirmed free of Covid-19 infection. All of them had been brought home on a special flight from Wuhan on Feb 4.

Another Malaysian, from Kuala Lumpur, Ivy Sim 40, expressed gratitude for being able to return to normal life after being allowed to leave the monitoring centre.

“During the quarantine period here, I could still communicate with my family by phone. We could contact them but they can’t come here,” she said.

“Throughout the stay, the service has been very good and we thank the Malaysian Government for being efficient in this regard,” she said.

Sharing the same sentiment, a mother who just wanted to be known as Wu, 20, said the staff at the monitoring centre were extremely helpful throughout the quarantine period.

“I was there with my two-month-old son and I would often request certain items for him. But the personnel at the monitoring centre were a caring lot, always giving me more than what I asked for such as diapers, clothes and so on.

“I felt happy staying here and I think that even the non-Malaysians among those quarantined must have also felt the same,” she told reporters.

The departments and government agencies involved in the operations of the monitoring centres included the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Social Welfare Department (JKM) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).- Bernama

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