Health ministry ready for floods

PUTRAJAYA,  Nov  7 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry has made early preparations to ensure its services for the  people will not be disrupted, if it floods, said Deputy Director-General (Public Health) Datuk Dr Chong Chee Keong. 

Among the measures taken, he said, was ensuring sufficient supply of vaccines and medicine.

“For patients staying in flood-risk areas, they are advised to take their medicine for one or two months supply,” he said when asked on the ministry’s flood preparation.

He was met by reporters after the launch of the Haj and Umrah Immunisation Campaign by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad at the ministry here today.

Dr Chong said the Health Ministry would collaborate with the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and other government agencies in coordinating preparations for the floods.

-- BERNAMA

 






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