Health Ministry: Four Polio cases detected in Labuan and Sabah


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 05 Jul 2020

KOTA TINGGI: Four polio cases have been detected in Labuan and Sabah involving four children aged from three months to 11 years, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

The Health Minister said of the four children, three were foreigners and one was Malaysian.

He added that the cases were detected last week and the ministry had launched a nation-wide polio screening programme to detect other possible cases.

“The ministry urges parents to ensure their children aged from eighteen months to five years old have received the polio vaccine.

“The vaccination is free and I hope parents will support our polio immunisation campaign so that it achieves a positive outcome, ” he added.

Dr Adham, who is also Tenggara MP, said this when met by a meet and greet session with school headmasters and principals in the constituency at SMK Tun Habab, Taman Sri Lalang here on Sunday (July 5).

Meanwhile, on the fire which broke out at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) recently, Dr Adham said preliminary reports found faulty electric panels at the women’s medical ward.

He added that the ministry had yet to receive the full forensic report from the Fire and Rescue Department on the matter.

“We still need the full report first to identify the real cause of the fire where we should give the department to come out with a precise and detailed report, ” he said adding that the report would be out shortly.

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