Majority of new cases at Pasir Gudang medic base due to anxiety and panic


JOHOR BARU: The majority of new cases registered at the medic base at the Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium here were caused by panic and anxiety.

Mercy Malaysia clinical psychologist Dr Azlina Roszy Mohd Gaffar said that about 70% to 90% of the cases exhibited symptoms of anxiety.

"The anxiety sparked by the panic caused some of them to experience symptoms such as hyperventilation, shortness of breath and dizziness.

"The symptoms can be made worst if the victim already has other chronic disease including asthma," she said at a press conference at the medic base here on Saturday (March 16).

Meanwhile, Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said that the number of new patients registered at the stadium here had also reduced on Friday (March 15) compared to the day before.

"The cleaning process of Sungai Kim Kim is also on the right track as the contractors were able to clear 1km of the river yesterday.

"We hope to be able finish cleaning the river by today or tomorrow if the weather permits," she added.


   

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