Another Orang Asli man in hospital


KUALA TERENGGANU: Another Orang Asli from Kampung Sungai Berua has been admitted to the Hulu Terengganu Hospital in Kuala Berang here after showing symptoms of respiratory tract infection (RTI), bringing the total number of patients warded there to 10.

State health director Dr Mohd Jusoh said the 29-year-old man was admitted after he came to the hospital in the wee hours, complaining of fever and cough for the past three days.

“Initial investigations found that he had visited family members in Kuala Koh, near Gua Musang recently,” he told reporters yesterday.

Last Wednesday, eight Orang Asli from Kuala Koh were admitted to the hospital.

Seven of them had symptoms of RTI, while another was down with diarrhoea, stomach pains and vomiting, and treated for acute gastroenteritis. — Bernama

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Orang Asli , Kampung Sungai Berua