Subramaniam: Health Ministry to set up operation rooms where API exceeds 200


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  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry will open operation rooms in areas where the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading exceeds 200, said its Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

He said the ministry was constantly monitoring the haze situation and current API readings in affected areas did not warrant the opening of operation rooms yet.

"All health personnel have been informed to be ready should the situation worsen.

"This includes handling the increase in number of people seeking medical treatment due to haze such as upper respiratory tract infection, asthma and conjunctivitis," he told newsmen here on Wednesday.

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