The COVID-19 Holding Area Belait, CHABEL

The Isolation Centre in Mumong, Belait or the COVID-19 Holding Area Belait, CHABEL serves to increase capacity in accommodating, isolating and monitoring the condition of COVID-19 patients and curbing its spread. Doctor Haji Mohd Ali Shabana bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Assistant Medical Superintendent of Suri Seri Begawan Hospital said that CHABEL ensures the harmony of patients undergoing isolation.

Doctor Haji Mohd Ali Shabana added that patients at the Isolation Center were categorized as Category 1 and Category 2A where Category 1, are asymptomatic while Category 2A are those experiencing mild symptoms.

In ensuring the smooth running of CHABEL, Commander Pengiran Mohd Faren bin Pengiran Mohd Noor, Site Commander CHABEL said, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF provides manpower assistance for non-clinical tasks so that doctors and nurses can carry out their duties. He added that more than 1 hundred RBAF personel are working to ensure the well-being and safety of patients in CHABEL 6 as well as providing strong support to the Ministry of Health. Patients are also less tense due to its spacious area and it is a conducive place to study, especially online.

Source: Radio Television Brunei