Look at best medical practices to move forward, says Hisham

  • Nation
  • Friday, 05 Aug 2016

Working visit: Hishammuddin (second from right) listening a briefing from an officer at the operating room during his visit aboard the US Navy’s hospital ship ‘USNS Mercy’. Also present was Chief of Navy Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin (third from left).

KUANTAN: There are not enough international medical and relief efforts at a time when the fault lines exist across the board globally.

In a world where geopolitics often gets in the way of rational thinking, the Asia-Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE ’16) and the Pacific Partnership are initiatives that can build bridges among nations, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

“My presence here is just one example where you can get so many people here with different national interests and consideration but when they are looking at medical best practices, I think they can find common ground to move forward,” he said during his visit aboard the United States Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy off the coast of Kuantan yesterday.

The San Diego-based vessel is visiting Malaysia as part of the two-week Pacific Partnership programme that runs concurrently with APMHE ’16.

The partnership is an annual deployment from the Pacific Fleet of the US Navy, in cooperation with regional governments, military forces, humanitarian and non-government organisations.

During its time in Malaysia, various programmes, including a symposium, subject matter expert exchange and community relations projects would be held.

Also planned are field training involving vessels from the Royal Malaysian Navy and US Navy held together with the Pacific Partnership’s partner nations.

Hishammuddin said he did not want to see the programmes being a one-off event.

“I look forward to receiving a report from our military’s medical corp on how we can continue with this, maybe on a smaller scale but it has got to be continuous,” he said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

News , bureaus


Next In Nation

Covid-19 Watch: 13,104 new cases on Sunday (Sept 26), Sarawak top with 2,943
Covid-19: Over 30% of students aged 12 to 17 have received first dose of vaccine, says Dr Mah
MACC seizes over RM1.6mil in assets linked to its senior officer, says report
Rumour that senior citizens must surrender driving licence not true, says Dr Wee
Special advisor appointed to help Wisma Putra better understand situation in Afghanistan, says Saifuddin
Perlis not ready yet to move into Phase 4 of NRP, says exco member
Ok booster: Sarawak first state to start administering additional doses to elderly, vulnerable groups in October, says KJ
Covid-19: Ensure dissemination of accurate information on NRP, endemic phase, says Annuar
DOSH orders owner of Kelantan mine to stop ore processing after fatal accident
MMEA foils attempt to smuggle 1,156 packets of cooking oil in Semporna

Stories You'll Enjoy