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Wednesday July 23, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday July 23, 2014 MYT 7:24:35 AM
PETALING JAYA: More than 200 PLUS patrol members have been trained on first aid to attend to accident victims over the coming festive period.
To-date, 220 out of 476 patrol members have been given the training.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the PLUSRonda service would be launched along the Tanjung Malim-Seremban route for the first two weeks and later expanded to all PLUS routes and other highways in the country.
He said this during the launch of the first aid responder service by PLUSRonda yesterday.
Dr Subramaniam said the ministry would liaise with the Works Ministry through the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) and highway concessionaires to provide quick response to accident victims.
He said while a PLUSRonda team member rendered first aid, another would contact the PLUS call centre to report the accident for the latter to activate the MERS999 system for an ambulance.
Last year, of the 20,473 road accidents in the country, 1,308 or 6.4% occurred on highways.
The fatality rate on highways totalled 704 with 604 injuries reported.
PLUS Malaysia Bhd managing director Datuk Noorizah Abd Hamid said it could take up to 20 minutes for PLUS to respond to accidents depending on the distance.
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