KUALA LUMPUR: It is not true that the Health Ministry reacted late in the recent chemical dumping incident at Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, Johor, says minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
He said medical attention was given to victims from the first day of the incident.
“The Health Ministry acted from the first day. I also called the Johor Health Department from the first day and we have treated every case, regardless of whether it’s serious or otherwise.
“For some cases, we put them under observation. So, the issue of the Health Ministry acting late is not true at all,” he said.
Out of the 162 cases, Dzulkefly said 108 were admitted to hospital.