Health Ministry freezing staff leave ahead of floods

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  • Saturday, 19 Nov 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will be freezing the leave applications for staff in certain states ahead of expected floods.

Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Saturday that public health personnel from flood prone states in Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis, Kedah, Pahang and Johor would be barred from taking holidays in December and January.

“We have received reports from the Malaysian Meteorological Department that there may be 40% more rainfall this year-end as compared to the same period last year.

“We have prepared our early mapping on which areas will see more rain and which areas are flood prone.

“We also have to move our clinics early so that there won't be too much damage when the floods hit,” he told reporters after the convocation ceremony at Tunku Abdul Rahman College here.

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