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Mayor Inspects MRT Muzha Depot COVID Emergency Outpatient Clinic

Medical staff at the MRT Muzha Depot emergency clinicOn May 11, Mayor Ko led a delegation from Taipei City Government to inspect the COVID emergency outpatient clinic at the MRT Muzha Depot.
 
The delegation consisted of Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun, Taipei City Hospital Superintendent Chu Da-chen, Deputy Superintendent Huang Tsun-cheng, Wanfang Hospital Superintendent Chen Tso-hsiao, and other pandemic prevention officials.
 
The mayor expressed his gratitude to Wanfang Hospital and Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation for setting up Taipei’s 23rd COVID emergency outpatient clinic. The Muzha facility targets the residents of southern Taipei. The temporary facility offers convenient access for getting a PCR test. He also thanked the medical staff who needs to do their job in a hot environment while fully equipped with personal protective equipment and N95 face masks. He also pointed out that there are pediatricians stationed at the site to handle patients as young as 3 years old.
 
During his briefing, Superintendent Chen reported that the new emergency clinic received a total of 396 visits in the morning. After implementing adjustments in the afternoon, the facility has become more efficient by increasing the speed of the flow. He expressed his gratitude to city hall for assisting Wanfang Hospital in setting up the temporary facility within two days.
 
According to Chen, Wanfang Hospital was tasked with the mission Sunday morning, and it immediately dispatched a medical task force to assess the site on the same day. After confirming the details with city hall Monday morning, the facility began operation at 1 PM on May 10. The current capacity of the clinic can serve 400 patients in the morning and 400 patients in the afternoon. For each session, 100 slots are reserved for walk-ins, while the remaining 300 openings require advanced booking.
 
The superintendent calls upon those with mild syndromes who tested positive at home to visit the facility. The procedure starts with triage and questions about symptoms. The second step is to register. The third step is specimen collection. The last step is medication pickup. The entire process takes about 5 minutes.