Published: Thursday March 14, 2013 MYT 1:10:00 PM
Updated: Thursday March 14, 2013 MYT 3:50:25 PM
Lahad Datu: Mobile hospital for Felda Sahabat villagers
By LOH FOON FONG
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is expected to send a mobile hospital to Felda Sahabat in Lahad Datu next week to beef up the medical needs there following the Sulu incursion.
Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he and ministry officials had returned on Wednesday from visiting the evacuation centre for displaced villagers who were affected by the attack in Lahad Datu, Sabah.
"This is to provide the necessary medical attention to the villagers who need it," he said after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the Ambulatory Care Centre at Hospital KL Thursday.
Liow said that currently, there were six teams comprising 44 medical personnel based at the Felda Sahabat clinic, and the services would be beefed up with a mobile hospital.
He said that the mobile hospital was provided only for the period of the crisis following the incursion. He also urged villagers to safeguard hygiene and clear up rubbish to prevent diseases from spreading.
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