Medical staff at relief centres to prevent Covid-19 outbreak


KUALA BERANG: Health department officials and medical staff have been deployed at all flood evacuation centres to screen everyone for Covid-19 symptoms to prevent any outbreak of the disease.

Each person who checks into a relief centre will be screened and registered by these officials, said Terengganu deputy police chief Datuk Wan Rukman Wan Hassan.

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“I have discussed this with Health Ministry officials and every centre indeed has health officers and staff that will be stationed to monitor the status of incoming evacuees,” he told reporters at Kampung Bukit Tok Bat here yesterday, Bernama reported.

“When a victim wants to register at the centre, ministry officials will conduct an initial examination and investigation.

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“If their condition is not satisfactory, the victim will be referred to the hospital for further screening and treatment.”

As of Dec 23, the KKMNow portal reported that Terengganu has recorded a total of 1,250 active cases of Covid-19.

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Wan Rukman also reminded parents to stop their children from playing in floodwaters, and advised those who want to go on vacation during the holiday season to take precautions by storing their electrical appliances on higher ground in case their houses are flooded.

“If you will not be at home, please inform the police station in advance so that (the house) can be monitored if it is flooded,” he said.

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Terengganu, which is currently experiencing its third wave of floods, has seen 10,199 people evacuated in seven districts, according to the Terengganu state disaster management committee.

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