Camp heads can exempt NS trainees on health grounds


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009

MUAR: All national service training camp commandants can defer or give exemption to new trainees with health or medical problems.

National Service Training Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil, however, said the trainees must submit supporting documents from government hospitals.

“We are allowing commandants to defer or exempt those with health or medical

problems because we don’t want any trainee to have health problems in the camps,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after visiting the Nasuha National Service Training Camp in Pagoh near here yesterday.

Abdul Hadi said commandants were also allowed to take volunteers who wanted to join the programme after they were certified healthy by the hospitals.

He said 1,970 trainees or 4.5% of the current intake of 31,079 have been granted deferments or exemptions.

Abdul Hadi said the department had also been receiving applications from parents who wanted to enrol their children for training although they were not selected.

He said more than 1,000 such applicants were received last year, but the department could only accept 540 due to limited space.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Chong Wei receives first dose, encourages M’sians to get vaccinated
Covid-19: Infectivity rate at 0.95, says Health DG
Bake the world a better place: Bakery owner takes a stand against racism
EMCO: Marine police to monitor round-the-clock at Kg Gusi Kinarut, Sabah
Covid-19: Outbreak at Setapak construction site among 23 new clusters
KK hit by severe flash floods on Friday (June 18) after four-hour downpour
Two localities in Sabah, one in Kelantan to come under EMCO from June 20-July 3
MCA: Reconvening Parliament an important step in unifying nation to fight pandemic
Covid-19: 74 fatalities bring death toll to 4,276
Vegetable supply from Camerons still stable despite EMCO

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers