Floods: Pharmaceutical Association sponsoring roll-on roll-off bins for clean-up work

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia is sponsoring roll-on roll-off (Roro) bins to expedite rubbish disposal in flood-hit areas.

Its president Chin Keat Chyuan said providing the bins is aimed at helping local authorities manage the overwhelming amount of post-flood waste and mitigating the risk of potential disease outbreaks.

"Rotting food, animal carcasses, furniture, bedding, electrical appliances and other flood-soaked items from homes are piled high along the streets,” he said in a statement on Friday (Dec 24).

Chin added that all the rubbish from the aftermath of the flooding could increase health risks for the already-battered communities.

“The recent floods have devastated so many homes and families, with some losing all their possessions overnight. The last thing they want is to have family members falling sick from floodwater waste-related infections,” he said.

Chin said the association will be sponsoring 300 trips with the bins in the following weeks, and the selection of applications will be based on urgency.

He added that the public can request a bin by filling a form at https://forms.gle/AhWNdxZsjPfT1Gxd6 or through phama@phama.org.my

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