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Friday, June 21, 2013

Malaysia : Health Clinics, Hospitals Ready For Rise In Haze-related Illnesses

Via Bernama, excerpt :

" All health clinics and hospitals in the country are on the alert and ready to handle haze-related illnesses following the worsening haze in the country, director-general of health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Friday.

He said the Health Ministry was monitoring the haze situation closely through its haze operations rooms throughout the country.

The number of respiratory infections, including upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and asthma, were on the rise, especially in Johor, the state worst hit by the haze, he said, adding that the situation was under control.

"We have alerted our clinics and hospitals to be ready to cater for this and we are worried the URTI and asthmatic attacks will become more frequent."

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