Over 40 health facilities at risk of flooding, says Kelantan Health Department


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 21 Oct 2023

KOTA BHARU, 21 Okt -- Pengarah Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Kelantan Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin pada sidang media selepas beliau merasmikan Persidangan 14th Asia Pasific Cardiology Update (APCU) @ USM 2023 hari ini. --fotoBERNAMA (2023) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

KOTA BHARU: The Kelantan Health Department has identified over 40 state health facilities at risk of being affected by the flood during the monsoon season.

Its director, Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin (pic), said the number was based on previous floods in the state.

"We are always prepared and will follow the stipulated guidelines as disaster incidents cannot be predicted as many factors can cause floods, such as drainage, development and so on.

"The experiences of facing floods have taught us many things, and we must be prepared," he told reporters after opening the 14th Asia Pacific Cardiology Update 2023 (APCU) on Saturday (21 Oct).

Dr Zaini said the department has also identified suitable health facilities where patients requiring urgent and follow-up treatment, such as kidney patients and expectant mothers who are about to go into labour, can be sent.

Before this, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said RM300 million had been allocated to the National Disaster Management Agency for flood preparations this year.

He said the government also agreed to increase the allocation for the National Disaster Relief Fund to RM200 million.- Bernama

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