Materia Medica Malaysiana

June 29, 2007

Round-the-clock medics from August

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Star: MALACCA: Medical personnel will be stationed round the clock in national service camps nationwide from August as an extra measure to look into the welfare of trainees.
National Service Training Council chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said there would be three medical assistants and two nurses working in shifts in each of the 80 camps.
The Health Ministry, he said, would deploy the 240 medical assistants and 190 nurses required for the time being.
The NS Department would apply for the posts to be filled by the Public Services Department in September
“The Government has allocated RM20mil for this purpose. Parents need not worry because the trainees’ health and welfare will be our highest priority,” said Lee when launching the year’s third NS training session at the Kem Hutan Rekreasi Ayer Keroh here yesterday.
Lee also urged camp commandants and trainers to ensure that training sessions were accident-free by showing higher commitment in carrying out their duties.
“In the second session, there were no accidents or deaths reported, and that can be considered an achievement.
“I hope that this batch too, will be accident-free.
“But if something does happen, the trainees’ welfare will be looked into as they are covered by insurance,” he said.

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