KUALA LUMPUR: The total number of people affected by the latest air pollution incident in Pasir Gudang, Johor, stands at 29 and all of them are in stable condition, says the Health Ministry.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said as of 10am yesterday, they comprised 21 females and eight males.
Sixteen of them, 14 students and two adults, were from Sekolah Agama Taman Mawar, while 13 others were pupils from SK Pasir Gudang 4.
Dr Noor Hisham said 14 of them were given outpatient treatment and 15 were treated at Hospital Sultan Ismail in Johor Baru. Six have been warded.
“All are in stable condition. None is admitted to the intensive care unit,” he said.
On Thursday, 15 people were rushed to the hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties and vomiting, believed to be caused by air pollution.
Dr Noor Hisham said the Johor Health Department informed the ministry that a number of students from the religious school experienced breathing difficulties.
“The cause has not been identified ... The public is urged to seek treatment if they experience difficulties in breathing, nausea, dizziness, headache, muscle cramps and body weakness,” he said.
The Pasir Gudang health clinic is open to receive and treat patients with such symptoms.