Materia Medica Malaysiana

January 15, 2007

All’s well on the health front

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 10:09 am

Star: PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s machinery in Johor has been fully mobilised to help flood victims, with medical teams placed at every relief centre.
Parliamentary Secretary Datuk Lee Kah Choon said the ministry was more prepared this time around as were the other agencies its medical teams had to rely on.
“For example, we need boats to get to outlying areas to help victims who cannot make it to the relief centres, and this has been much easier with the better preparation of the other agencies,” he said.
He said the medical stock is enough to last up to six months.
He added that there had been no outbreak of any communicable diseases, but the ministry was definitely on the alert.
“The congregation of many people in a small place can give rise to a lot of health problems,” he said.
The medical teams, he noted, had been separated into two groups, with one providing medical aid and the other focusing on health education.
Lee said there was also a need to ensure that the environment was hygienic in areas where the floodwater had subsided.

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