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November 24, 2007

NS trainees must declare health

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Star: PENANG: National Service trainees are strictly required to answer all 31 questions in the health declaration form.
National Service Council chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said that parents must also counter-sign the declaration enclosed with each national service (NS) notification.
“The trainees must answer honestly, accurately and truthfully because the NS Council and NS Department are very concerned about trainees’ health,” he said.
Trainees were required to submit the forms to their camp commandant at the pick-up point on the first day, Lee said.
Trainees must also inform the commandant if they become unfit after entering the camp for doctor’s verification.
“If the trainees have any illness, they should go to a government clinic or hospital for a medical check-up,” he said after checking the new Sri Mutiara national service camp at Balik Pulau here during a working visit with NS Department officers on Friday.
Lee said that the trainees with health problems needed to go to one government doctor to ascertain whether they were fit for camp.
He said that if the trainee was unfit he or she must submit a form for exemption with the doctor’s remark to the NS Council where a committee would decide on the exemption.
He said that there would be three paramedics stationed at each of the 81 camps nationwide.
He said that the first batch of 37,000 students selected for NS from Dec 29 to March 11 would receive their notices at the end of this month or latest by early December as notices had been sent via Pos Malaysia beginning Nov 17.
A total of 110,000 students were selected to undergo NS training next year, he said.

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