NUS Prince George’s Park Open Doors For Covid-19 Patients, Now A Community Recovery Facility

From convention centres to chalets, Singapore is converting large venues to house Covid-19 patients.

On Thursday (14 May), the National University Of Singapore (NUS) announced that they will also be converting their Prince George’s Park Residences (PGPR) into a Community Recovery Facility (CRF).

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They will be taking in recovering Covid-19 patients who no longer need medical assistance.

2,900 single rooms in Prince George’s Park Residences

From Monday (18 May), Covid-19 patients will start moving into the 2,900 single rooms in PGPR, according to The Straits Times (ST).

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Spanning across 28 blocks, this CRF is comparable to Changi Convention Centre and EXPO, which currently house around 2,700 patients each.

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With the rising number of cases each day, Singapore is hoping to free up bed space in hospitals, catering to patients who need urgent care.

Those generally well after 14 days are hence transported to one of these CRFs to recuperate.

NUS disinfecting buildings before students move in

This is a temporary arrangement that is expected to last until July, but might still hinder students’ living arrangements.

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Despite this possibility, NUS assured that they will still take time to thoroughly disinfect before returning the rooms to students.

Singapore coming together to do our part

It is heartening to see even educational institutions helping in the battle against Covid-19.

Such contributions are proof of how much Singaporeans are willing to work together to curb infections.

Hopefully, with their help, more patients can recover comfortably and our discharge cases will continue to soar.

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